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Important Things Successful People Do Each Weekend


Each two day weekend has 2,880 minutes that successful people maximize. So, how do they spend their off duty moments? Follow along as we take a closer look at tips and strategies that will prepare you to take Monday by storm. 1.  Write down a simple agenda Although it’s the weekend, a plan is essential.…

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Salary Negotiation Strategies to Use Today


The ability to negotiate a competitive salary is a critical skill to have during the interview process; it is also a talent that will benefit you throughout your career. If you are like many employees taking on additional responsibility, working longer hours, and not seeing any improvement in your salary – it may be time…

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Six Secrets to Leading International Groups


Almost 15 years ago global teams were rare. Today, they are an important part of our business models. Further, successful leaders with experience in more than one country are increasingly considered as valuable as their specialties. Looking closer at trends and the global DDI study, CEO’s have named cultural competence as one of the top…

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How To Leave The Office Before Dark


I’m a fan of Kathryn Dill‘s work at Forbes, and she reported on an interesting piece, How To Leave Work By 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done. Here are seven key tips she outlines, along with two of my own that can help you escape the office by the time it gets dark and still get things done:…

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Packing Tips Every Business Leader Should Know


Leading a busy company? It’s possible that you will be packing for a business trip soon. After factoring in urgent client meetings and the Global Business Travel Association’s projected 2015 U.S. travel spending of $310.2 billion – you may be ready to buy a plane ticket now… With travel hitting record levels, rising 6.2 percent…

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Four Things Smart Leaders Are Doing Today


When Harvard Business Review found that workplace learning was a common thread in the “Best Performing Companies In The World”, Leaders took notice. Building on that news, this Leader started the search for change management learning opportunities that were unique, yet proven. Imagine my surprise when a highly recommended program included a subject matter expert…

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Is It Possible To Predict Success?


It is true that productive leadership teams can turn companies around. But how do you build or reshape a team to be successful? To discover how, I secured a rare interview with the knowledgeable Dr. Michael Cofield, Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Highlights that introduce the Losada Ratio…

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Five Ways To Build Business With Current Clients


The personal touch combined with excellent client service has built today’s most successful businesses and can do the same for your company. Here are 5 ways to develop a lasting relationship that will add value to your business on many levels as 2015 gets underway: Spread the word. Let your clients know what you’re doing for them. This…

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Resiliency: A Leader’s Secret Weapon


Resilient leaders will leave their mark on the future, just as they have shaped history.  Despite changing economies they have bounced back and managed to stay focused while moving their businesses forward. How can we learn from their successes?  To find the answers, I sat down with Mary Ann Zimmerman, author, LPC, LISAC, and accomplished…

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