Merry Christmas & Glad Tidings To All!

We truly live in hectic times. For many, the immense pressures of life butwhen one adds the constant daily political strife, it’s understandable why manyfeel crushed by it wanting an outlet. So, when the month of December suddenly arrives, we find ourselves asking,where did the year go? While reflecting on that, many find themselves realizingthat there is an immediate crisis bearing down on them. The panic realization they have to […]

Happy Holidays: I Don’t Care What Fox News Has To Say

Here we are, the middle of December. Once again, people will be wishing good tidings to all mankind. People are hustling and bustling to and fro from one store to another. Looking for the right gift for family and friends. Trees are being cut or bought and ready for their annual adornment with lights and ornaments of past and present. Gifts carefully wrapped and placed under the tree, tempting those […]

Ok, You Just Graduated From College, Now What?

It would seem those who didn’t make to their college career and placement center may be in luck compared to previous years 2018 appears to the be the best year for this year’s crop of newly minted college graduates. According to a CareerBuilder, survey companies are in the hiring mode. They are on the hunt for graduates with business and technology degrees. Also, it seems that starting salaries are in […]

Happy Graduation Day – Maybe. Do You Have A Plan

May and June is the time when colleges and universities will be graduating their senior classes and setting them out to fend for themselves finally, or so they think. From the college or university perspective, they have honored their part of the education contract. They have provided the information the student needs to be successful in their future endeavors. At the graduation ceremonies, dignitaries will give lofty speeches, and admonishment […]

How Are You Managing Your Time?

I’ve been trying to catch up on some of my business reading, and in the process of doing so I just finished a Harvard Business Review article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck Luce entitled “Extreme Jobs The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek.”  It seems that we are developing a workforce that thrives on working these long hours.  The article did point out that these individuals are well […]

Alexander The Great’s Leadership Styles: What One Can Learn From Them

Partha Bose’s book, Alexander The Great’s Art of Strategy, he described the seven different leadership styles Alexander used to conquer and rule the world before his death at the tender age of 32.  Bose cataloged Seven Distinct Leadership Styles, Alexander developed and used to motivate his warriors.Trusting, Inspirational, Connective, Aggressive, Humanistic, Commanding, and Marauding. Perhaps his best was his Connective Style. Before going into battle, Alexander would ride up and down […]

Who Owns The Leadership Development Process?

Who owns the leadership development process for the company? I mean who is the ultimate person responsible for ensuring that you’re recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent for your company.  I would not be surprised if some said Human Resources or others said the CEO.  Those who selected the CEO are half right. Ensuring the recruitment and retention of key talent is a shared responsibility between the CEO and his board. […]