Feb 2
Managing Millennials

Every twenty years a new generation enters the workforce.  The Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000, and are characterized as tech savvy, multitaskers who are intellectually curious, confident, and socially conscious.  However, Millennials are also viewed as lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow.  Millennials are providing unique challenges to today’s

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Jan 26
Fixed or Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation. She has studied our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems. When presented with a problem that is too hard to solve, she noticed that people react with a “fixed mindset” by thinking they are not smart enough to …

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Jan 19
We Are All Parenting Wrong!

Watch this short video to learn more about how we are all parenting wrong.

 

It’s ironic there are tests to drive motor vehicles, educational requirements for work, licensing requirements for certain professions but there is no requirement to be a parent.  After nine months of care in a safe …

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Jan 12
Why Managers Avoid Giving Feedback

“The future depends on what you do today.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

Every manager is responsible for providing employees with feedback about their performance – both praise and feedback for improvement. Yet too often, feedback misses the mark. It is either too vague or too late or it is not given at …

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Jan 5
Who Are You and What Do You Want?

 

Those two questions are easy to answer if you are making a phone call: who you are and the reason for your call.  What happens when you apply those questions to your life?

Most people don’t know how to answer.  The average person receives approximately 294 exabytes of information

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Dec 29
What is Your One Thing?

“Attend to all things and everything gets shortchanged.” Gary Keller

Many people brag about their ability to multi-task as if it were a skill everyone should aspire to learn.  The reality is the act of multi-tasking is a less productive use of time and is a declaration that your activity

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Dec 15
Victim or Victor

A victim asks, “why does this always happen to me?” or always has an excuse, “I can’t do it because…”  A victim mindset blames others or external circumstances for the current situation or challenge.  “The dog ate my homework” is a popular (and humorous) catch-all excuse used by

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Dec 1
Unhappy, Look Around You

Take an inventory of the people in your life – are they spiritually, mentally, and financially rich? Are they optimistic, adventuresome, friendly, and fun; or are they fiscally and emotionally poor, pessimistic, challenging, unhappy, and rude?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

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Nov 24
Tips for Making Feedback Work

Even the most experienced manager can feel nervous when preparing to give an employee constructive feedback.  These ten tips will help you prepare when giving feedback.

  1. Prepare – do your homework.  Feedback should not be a spontaneous event.  Get the facts. Nothing destroys trust faster than unfairly criticizing someone.
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Nov 17
Stack For Success

Have you ever had a day when you wake up in the morning and realize the alarm never went off, get out of bed and stub your toe, get in the shower and there is no hot water, get dressed and the shirt you planned to wear is wrinkled, go

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