Don’t Bother to Self-Reflect

Self-Reflection is Not Self-Loathing Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol, said: Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Self-reflection yields self-awareness and understanding, which yields growth. But if all you do when self-reflecting is focus on the negative,…

12 Sites On Leadership: A Starter List

This is the Information Age. We connect and do business through the internet at an ever increasing speed. In addition to using the internet and other electronic channels to buy, sell, and trade, we are, more and more, sharing knowledge and best practices on a variety of important business topics. For example, the internet is…

Overdue Leadership Lessons

A LinkedIn Request To Remember This week I received a LinkedIn request I didn’t expect.  A business owner I knew from fifteen years ago reached out to me, explaining that he was connecting with former interns from his business.  That’s the power of social media today.  Connecting with the new and reconnecting with the old.…

Scrap Learning

Sometimes we fail to learn. Sure, we go to training. But that is where we misstep. We expect to return from training smarter and more skilled than ever before. But without any kind of regular and frequent reinforcement of what we learned we are likely to forget up to 90% of it, and fast. This…