Lessons Learned from the John Maxwell Certification

Lessons Learned from the John Maxwell Certification

One of the challenges to being a consultant is working on your own self-development. Remember that old saying that oftentimes it’s the cobbler’s kids that have no shoes? That can certainly be true of consultants, too. For me, I realized it was becoming true because I...
The Here-To-Stay Workplace Trends HR Shouldn’t Fear

The Here-To-Stay Workplace Trends HR Shouldn’t Fear

There are plenty of articles circulating about 2018 human resources trends. But I don’t view these trends as prognostications. They’re already here. What we will see in the coming years is more of an upswell. For all of these trends, HR professionals need to be the...
The Key To Employee-Empowering Leadership

The Key To Employee-Empowering Leadership

What is a true leader? As an HR consultant for the past 17 years and partner at my company, a firm dedicated to providing more management horsepower for businesses, I’ve seen many different kinds of leaders, some highly effective and some less so. I think one of the...
Five Qualities To Improve To Be An Effective Leader

Five Qualities To Improve To Be An Effective Leader

Leadership is not about the title. It’s about whether someone is following you. Leadership is about who you’re being, rather than what you’re doing. What does it take to be a real leader? Being a leader forces us to make tough decisions every day. We’ll be crippled if...
The Key Stages in Training

The Key Stages in Training

If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know the last several entries have to do with training. We talked about why training fails and then we covered mastermind-style training that really gets results. Today, I’m talking about some of the nuts-and-bolts behind those...
Why Training Fails

Why Training Fails

I often get calls from CEOs who will ask me, “Ed, can you come in and do a training for us?” I say, “Sure I can, but let’s talk about why you believe you need training.” That’s where the discussion gets interesting because I typically hear things that are very...
Perfecting Your Leadership Skills

Perfecting Your Leadership Skills

Are you a boss or a leader? In this presentation, you’ll learn what the difference is and why it matters. You’ll also discover the 4 uncompromising qualities of a leader, how to make yourself indispensable, how to use a SWOT analysis for leadership, and what people...
Strategic Succession Planning

Strategic Succession Planning

Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite.” Without concentrated...
HR Strategic Planning

HR Strategic Planning

As you interact with your organization, it’s important to be able to share the strategic goals of your Human Resources department. Otherwise, how will your organization’s leaders understand what value your department adds? They’re definitely asking...