Monday, April 20, 2009

Thought for the Week - 4/20/09

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -- Scott Adams

Unfortunately, many leaders today still do not understand that in order to be successful, in order to inspire and motivate people, it takes more than telling them what to do and giving them a paycheck. The days of employees being grateful to their bosses because they were given a job and then being willing to be underappreciated or ignored are over. There is a new age of leadership emerging which focuses on caring for and serving others.


As a leader, do you allow room for mistakes and risks; do you provide support and resources along with positive coaching and strong feedback that builds people up?

When is the last time you placed emphasis on taking care of their employees?

When is the last time you went to see them rather then waiting for them to come see you?

As a supervisor, what are you doing to build a relationship with and between each one of your team members, both individually and as a team.?

Additional Resources:

“The Disconnect”

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thought of the Week - 4/13/09

For many people a job is more than an income – it's an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life. -- Paul Clitheroe

Like all transitions, career transitions, or even the fear of career transitions, must be faced and experienced as a form of personal loss.


How is the economy affecting either you or your employees? Are either you or they facing a transition?

What strategies do you have in place to support those who are facing transitions? What strategies do you have in place to support those who will survive the transition?

Most important, what are you doing to ensure competent leadership for your company or organization, now and in the future?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thought of the Week - 4/06/09

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. -- Thomas Edison


When is the last time you challenged yourself to do something new or difficult? What is the one thing that has been on your to-do-list that you have been avoiding doing?

Pick just one thing that you have either been wanting to do or have been avoiding doing and JUST DO IT!! Do you best and see how much amaze yourself with the results!

How about your staff, what are you doing to ensure that your staff is performing at their maximum level? How can you help them to get at those things they’ve been wanting to do or avoiding doing?

Additional Resources:

“Increased Productivity through Self-Managed Work Groups”