"Ten percent are great leaders; 80% are followers; 10% are bad leaders." So says Tim Lautzenheiser, affectionately called Dr. Tim by the music community. Dr. Tim founded Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization dedicated to developing student leadership in music ensembles.
He is the top name in music education, delivering keynotes and workshops across the country. I was privileged to interview him for my podcast, …Continue
Added by James Divine on September 24, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments
Let’s say one of your employees was assigned a project to oversee. Overall they did a good job. Also, they had a couple of areas they needed to improve on.
You could say to the employee: “You did a good job, but you need to work on a couple of things.” Notice how we took them from good to…Continue
Added by Bob Wilson on August 25, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
In response to a comment I received yesterday I put together this article about LinkedIn.
As a business owner, chances are you have heard of LinkedIn a number of times over the years. Over the past decade, in which the social media network has been active, it has amassed over 300 million users and is…
Added by Donna Reade on August 20, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments
LinkedIn groups are by far the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn. Hands down. I have seen people become thought leaders in their niche all around a single LinkedIn group. I spend a lot of time in LinkedIn groups and have learned a bit about maximizing their potential as conversation-starters.
Click on the Picture to learn more…Continue
I made the same mistakes as many entrepreneurs when I started businesses in the past. Even though I was warned by mentors and I knew better, I still somehow let myself get too wrapped up in the details instead of growing my audience and client base. Today I work with entrepreneurs who have made it past the startup stage but somehow continue to…Continue
Sometimes you might even use it when you refer to yourself, too…
Frustrated … Frustrating
Frustration raises your blood pressure, interferes with the fun of being your own boss and saps your energy.
You do have the power to control some of that frustration – especially if it is connected with your leadership skills.
I want to share with you what I think are the three most frustrated/frustrating leadership personas. See if you see yourself – or, better yet, ask…Continue
When there are situations that require some creative or (dare I say) even logical thinking, I am often perplexed when I hear the words “Well that is what the computer says.”
Here is why software alone does not…Continue
The days of the barrel-chested bully pushing you into a purchase are over. The charmer without substance now loses more than they win. Potential clients are more aware, more strategic and more educated.
We all need to take a breath and embrace the humbling – perhaps even embarrassing – truth:
No one cares about what you are selling.
So here are some ways to…Continue
If you know me, you know when I received my True Colors certification I was (and still am) giddy with excitement.
But you may not know: I’m also certified to facilitate: Keys to Effective Student…Continue
Added by Bob Wilson on July 9, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments
After reaching the second tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, my wife and I stopped to rest and enjoy the view. Historic markers were placed alongside the rails in the foot way of the bridge. I looked upon the markers and they told of a story of a man’s vision to build a suspension bridge, a kind of bridge that has never been done before.Continue
Added by Barry Thompson on July 5, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments
I’ve been thinking about basketball lately – wonder why – but the thought I have been thinking about is about player strengths. Professional athletes are focused on their strengths and because of that, they have the opportunity to really excel.
Can you image what it would be like to put a championship level basketball pro and put him on the baseball or football field? Would that make any sense? What about putting that basketball player in the role of a ballerina. Does that…Continue
Added by Jack Klemeyer on June 24, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Once you know what to look for, the overachievers are incredibly easy to spot. To isolate these winners in a work setting, ask the person if they have considered a senior-level opening. If they have, have them relate their previous work experiences to one or two challenges they would face in such a position. Their answers will quickly give away their worth.
High-performing people understand that…
The head of the company, Irv, was an amazing guy. There were roughly 600 people in the company and Irv could tell you everyone’s name and something about them. I saw this repeatedly all of my co-workers witnessed the same…Continue
At one point or another in your career, you have probably encountered the nightmare boss. The one who looks over your shoulder while you work. The one who asks for a report just as when you are about to clock out. The nightmare boss is the paragon of micromanaging.
In an objective viewpoint, managing is never an easy job. It takes skill…Continue
In my last post, I talked about recharging your positive thinking for success. You completed the …Continue
Mindset affects everything we do. The trouble is, we’re not always aware of it. We tend to accept all our thoughts as facts, even the negative ones. It’s time…Continue
Everyone needs to know where to turn to for help and that goes for every small business owner. At every turn we make a dozen decisions in a day and for extra challenging ones, we sit on it, even consult a mentor, or a friend.
Do not underestimate lessons from the printed word. It is good to have a few books collected to serve as your pick-me-up, your motivation, and your guide.
Business Insider gave their …Continue
Although women are viewed as under represented in leadership positions, there has been a 47% jump in the number of women in the workforce. Data from the United States Department of Labor shows a 51% rise of women in management positions. However, this progress has been slow to come to fruition.
In light of those that have risen to management positions, what did these women do different?…Continue
Be the best of what you would be! This is your gift and your mandate. A gift is always a gift and a gift is always welcome! This is my gift to you for 2015. I hope you would like it!
Added by Takis Athanassiou on January 14, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments
Leadership is not an easy task! Especially when you want to employ a value-driven leadership in your activities. It was (and still is) one thing that I had always in my mind when I had to lead a project and especially in my first steps! It was something that I repeated again and again, as my personal mantra, to help me focus on the important issues of the project at hand! And it is something that became a sort of a habit of mine!…
Added by Takis Athanassiou on January 12, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments