9 Reasons I Loved This Semester

Learning Leaders “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” ~JFK A few months ago, forty-six students entered my classroom with the hopes of beginning, continuing, or reigniting their journeys to be successful leaders in life and in business.   Well, actually… most of them were probably just hoping to get an A.  But, now…

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,…

How to Spot an Over-Delegator

The Over-Delegator I recently observed a leader faced with complete turnover in his department.  He was blindsided with the reality that he was now responsible for handling many of the day-to-day tasks that his team had been responsible for. His problem: he didn’t know the basics. His explanation for not knowing their jobs was that he had…

5 Rules to Make Networking Work: Part III

<- 5 Rules to Make Networking Work: Part II How Do You Network? In Parts I and II of this series I shared the first 4 of 5 Rules to Make Networking Work: Create a Goal: Set short and long-term goals to bring focus and purpose to any networking event.  Goals will also guide what events you attend, who…