Happy New Year! Take time for yourself and reflect on your leadership before Monday. Here we go again. A new year with new challenges and opportunities for us personally and for our organizations. Many of you have completed your business plan, SWOT analysis and budget for the new year. This process is well engrained […]Read More
Leadership Lessons from Chicago Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon
As a diehard Cub fan I was disappointed that my beloved team fell short of making it to the World Series. We were beat by a better team in the National League Championship Series. As much as the pundits want to say, there is a curse, a black cat or Bartman is to blame, […]Read More
What Leaders can learn from the Ryder Cup!
We can learn a great deal about leadership and effective team work by reviewing the outcome of the 40th Ryder Cup this past weekend at Gleneagles in Scotland. Europe won again and they soundly defeated USA for the 8th time in the last 10 matches. Why did Europe win again? There are lot of reasons […]Read More
Leadership Lessons from Roger Goodell
What valuable lessons have we learned from the NFL Commissioner and his actions before and after the video was released on Monday showing Ray Rice hitting his fiancé and knocking her out cold in the Atlantic City hotel elevator? The NFL is too big to fail. There are very close ties with the Commissioner and […]Read More crisis, NFL, Roger Goodell
Culture Trumps Strategy
In order for a company to thrive, strategy is important, but a culture that attracts, retains and engages employees is essential. I am sure you have heard of the saying, “Culture trumps Strategy”. It does every time. Studies and surveys have proven so. In a recent survey conducted by the Katzenbach Center, over 2,000 business […]Read More Culture, Helios HR, Strategy, Values
Reflection and new beginnings as a Leader!
The start of a New Year is always a good time to reflect on your leadership from the prior year. Reflection is a necessary trait for successful leaders. It takes time and it must be a priority in your busy calendar. Reflect on your leadership over the past year by asking yourself some of […]Read More
Is this Leadership or micromanagement?
Mayor Bloomberg of NY seeks a ban on in-store cigarette displays a plan that would require store owners to keep cigarette displays out of the consumers eye line in a effort to reduce smoking rates. The move if approved by the City Council would be the first of its kind in the US. This reminds me of […]Read More
What is your New Year Resolution?
This is the time of year many of us go through the useful exercise of writing our new year resolutions or goals. We all start with good intentions and start writing a long list of things we want to do. We review the list and start getting busy. We are on our way! Unfortunately, many of us eventually lose […]Read More
Friends and Leadership
I hope this picture brings a smile to your face as it does mine. I don’t watch TV much but I really enjoyed this show. What I loved most about the characters was their ability to share what they were feeling and how they helped each other be better people. That is what friends are for….RIGHT? So you […]Read More
Leading in uncertain times
A lot has been written about the state of our economy. There exists a lot of fear out in the market despite the fact that corporate earnings continue to go up for some companies and the stock market is above the 10,000 mark. What are some of the reasons for these concerns? Wages are stagnate, housing […]Read More