I hope the phrase “Abandon Ship, Mr. Sulu!” doesn’t spoil the movie, Star Trek Beyond. Any Star Trek fan knows that the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew typically include a brush with destruction and a threat to the human race (or any other race, for that matter). But, have you, like Captain Kirk, ever barked, “abandon ship”? Or wanted to? [Read more…]
Recently, I had the unfortunate opportunity to observe questionable behavior in the workplace. I’m talking about behavior resulting from poor ethical decisions. But, if ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are so different, why is it so hard to decide to do the right thing– especially for leaders?
Logos are a quick way to get a sense of an organization’s values or purpose. Shapes, colors, and fonts are used to evoke emotion, recognition, and connection. One of my favorite logos is that of the Olympics. Belief it or not, I have a record from the 1984 Olympics! [Read more…]
Consider your emotional intelligence… Throughout the workday, are you able to manage or regulate your emotions? Are you able to harness those emotions and apply them to problem solving, showing empathy, or building relationships? Are you even aware of your emotions?
Make 30 tacos or hire 30 people? My husband was faced with this strange decision a number of years ago. He had successfully completed the training program for managers of a fast food restaurant and was quickly assigned a troubled restaurant. But, before introducing himself as manager to the staff, [Read more…]
Transparency is tricky in the work place, right? What is appropriate to share and what isn’t? Does your title dictate how much you share? How do you foster credibility if you are completely transparent? How do you foster trust when you aren’t being completely transparent? [Read more…]
Remember when you could eat almost anything, including broccoli, by plugging your nose? Do you use the same strategy when it comes to Sales? “If I can hold my breath long enough, my business will eventually grow!” NEWSFLASH! That doesn’t work! So, what’s the secret to making Sales more palatable? [Read more…]