Leadership Blog

7 Resolutions for Effective Leadership in 2017

December 28, 2016
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? If you’re in a management position, you’re probably thinking about how to make 2017 a better year for your business. Boosting your leadership effectiveness is a great way to accomplish that goal. Here are my 7 resolutions for becoming a more

Why Become a Motivational Speaker?

November 8, 2016
So you might be wondering why I’m writing a blog on how to be a motivational speaker?  When I retired from my firm I knew I had a next chapter in my life.  The problem, I didn’t know what that was going to be so I started making a list of options.  I thought about buying a company, serving

How to Break Bad Habits

September 26, 2016
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.  – Mark Twain   Most of us have at least one thing we’d like to change about our lives. We all want better relationships. Better finances. And better health. But why is it that so many of us,

Make the Most Out of Life

September 1, 2016
Do you feel stuck in a rut, even when things look okay on the surface? Is there some goal you’ve given up on because you think it’s out of reach? Does it feel like you’re not making the most out of life? Over the years, both personal and professional experiences have taught me four essential

Stand Out with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

August 5, 2016
As a professional services provider, you may not see yourself as an entrepreneur. You’re not inventing a new gadget. You’re just one of thousands performing a similar service throughout the world. Well, that world is changing. There are lots of opportunities for law firms, accountants,

Why Should I Change Now?

July 6, 2016
I’ve always done it this way. I’ve had the same website since 1997. That’s all I have to do, right? That’s the attitude you see from professional services firms who either resist digital marketing — or who just don’t think it matters very much. But in case you haven’t noticed, the

You’re Not Entitled to Anything

June 9, 2016
What are we going to do about all these self-centered brats at work? You see them all the time: demanding respect without earning it, seeking praise without lifting a finger, and shirking

How Great Leaders Thrive in Good Times and Bad

May 6, 2016
If you’re in any kind of organizational leadership role, your ability to adapt to change is essential in today’s world. Circumstances go back and forth between good and bad times at breakneck

Go Ahead and Brag!

April 5, 2016
In the professional services industry, we often assume clients know the value we provide -- but sometimes we need to do a little

Are You Living a Passionate Life?

March 21, 2016
Are you living a Passionate Life? Is that even possible for someone like you? Click to learn three friendly hints for choosing a Passionate

5 Habits of Great Leaders

February 16, 2016
No matter how high up the ladder you’ve climbed, you must remember this at all times: People follow their boss because they have to. They follow a leader because they want

Adding Value for Professional Services

January 25, 2016
Be the Johnny Cash of Your Professional Services Industry. Maybe you can’t sing a note. Perhaps you’ve never strummed a guitar. But stay with me
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