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...