Category Archives: Leadership

How Do You Measure Success?

Webster’s Dictionary defines success as the “attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.” What a grand way to describe a personal achievement! It’s unfortunate, however, when leaders and others conclude a sense of accomplishment according to monetary or hierarchy standards only to remain unfulfilled. Instead of pandering to the status quo, it seems that leaders should […]

Until We Meet Again

Patrick Lencioni, renowned national speaker and author of the best-seller “Death by Meeting,” has the antidote and outlines tips for better meetings. He says that insight to make meetings less painful, tolerable, and more productive. He includes focused tactical agenda items, methodology for improvements, and practical guidelines for success. Interestingly enough, not all meetings are […]

Lights, Camera, Action!

By all accounts, it’s been another eventful year given politics and entertainment world news. What is most fascinating to me is observing what leadership development and communication skills emerged from those handling the unexpected. No, I’m not going to talk about political leaders or leading entertainers. It’s just been interesting listening to news reports where […]

Listen Up, Leaders!

Talk, talk, and more talk, right? That’s what we always hear when people mention what’s relevant regarding good communication skills. Sure, we’ve all heard about the importance of active listening skills. But, do we really heed the call about proactive behavior to dialogue with another person? Without developing solid listening skills and ability, I’m afraid […]

A Woman’s Place Is Still In the House

This month’s statewide election results in Virginia remind me that a woman’s place is still in the house. Not in the figurative sense but in the political environment. For the first time in almost twenty years, there was a woman running for statewide constitutional office. Former state treasurer Jody Wagner mounted an 18-month campaign taking […]

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