Giving Thanks…Always

Today is Thanks­giv­ing and many peo­ple around the world cel­e­brate it. I orig­i­nally thought it was only an Amer­i­can hol­i­day being that my rec­ol­lec­tion recalls learn­ing about how the pil­grims in New Eng­land, USA, cel­e­brated the first one in order to give thanks for the boun­ti­ful har­vest they had that year. It even­tu­ally became a hol­i­day tra­di­tion that started to include not only the boun­ti­ful har­vest but all areas that a per­son or com­mu­nity could be thank­ful for. Fam­ily, friends, health, a home, you name it. Hav­ing some­thing in one’s life where not hav­ing it would make life less enjoy­able is always some­thing to be thank­ful for. Read more

You Can Tell a lot from a Person’s Handshake

September 20, 2011 by · 15 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity, Networking, Relationships 

Handshake B You Can Tell a lot from a Person’s HandshakeThis is prob­a­bly a topic that has been beaten down so much that I’m almost embar­rassed to write about it. But I can’t help it. You can tell a lot about a per­son from the way they shake hands with you. Whether they intend to let you know or not.  How can that be? How do you know if the per­son doesn’t have a weak hand or some other med­ical con­di­tion pre­vent­ing them from doing any other type of hand­shake other than as though you are shak­ing hands with a piece of tis­sue paper? Or maybe the per­son does not know their own strength (which is why I can’t feel my hand for a few min­utes after I shake it with him)? How can you really tell a lot about a per­son by the way they shake hands with you? Read on and I’ll share some thoughts on that very topic… Read more

52 Powerful Quotes on Leadership, Action and Motivation

LeadershipMotivation 213x300 52 Powerful Quotes on Leadership, Action and MotivationWhy do we like quotes so much? A good rea­son for many of us is that you don’t have to read a book to get to the point. Quotes can be very short, straight to the point and thought pro­vok­ing. Some­times, there’s just so much wis­dom and life expe­ri­ences in one short sen­tence that you can almost sense and under­stand what the author has gone through to reach the point they are attempt­ing to make! Here are some quotes that have thought pro­vok­ing to me in my own lead­er­ship jour­ney. Do you rec­og­nize any of these?

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Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?

September 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Positive Attitude, Relationships 

ShootingDownIdeas A 300x212 Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?Beware of the four gallingly com­mon strate­gies that peo­ple use to shoot down a person’s ideas. These tac­tics are all the more com­mon against a per­son who’s been iden­ti­fied as a leader within their organization…but why?  In the world we’re in, there are many peo­ple who unfor­tu­nately don’t like to think about how to solve a par­tic­u­lar issue. They’d rather do what is prob­a­bly the sim­plest thing a per­son can do.  Point out what may be wrong with an idea with­out giv­ing an alter­nate solu­tion for the prob­lem the idea is attempt­ing to address. I’m sure you’ve prob­a­bly never wit­nessed such a sce­nario. Read more

Let’s Do Lunch! (…You Call Me)

August 2, 2011 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: Networking, Relationships 

LetsDoLunch Lets Do Lunch! (...You Call Me)Some­times you have to choose between stay­ing in touch with a per­son and rarely ever con­nect­ing. There are many peo­ple I’ve met who will say, “Let’s get together for lunch or cof­fee”. Maybe even meet up on a Fri­day or a Sat­ur­day night at a regional club or restau­rant. What’s funny though about some of these peo­ple is that unless you call them, you never hear from them. Oh, they do respond to an email, text or phone call. But unless you’re the one ini­ti­at­ing the con­nec­tion, a long time will go by with­out an ounce of evi­dence that they even know you. What’s Read more

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