Is it time to BE a Leader? Leadership is not a name tag we put on or take off whenever we like. Leadership is not a position we someday achieve. Leadership is about actively creating positive change.  Leadership is when we intentionally align our own core values with the vision of others.  Leadership is communicated {Read More…}

A is for Leadership


What does leadership look like to you and your organization? For most small business owners, it is taking care of what has to be done.  Where all the responsibility STOPS. Leadership is not a to-do list. Leadership is not barking orders to staff or volunteers. Leadership is not attempting to rule over or control others. {Read More…}

10 Phrases Incompetent Leaders Say


  I recently read a leadership blog by Dan Rockwell where he shares information about incompetent leaders and what they say. Trying is not failure. Persistent mistakes over and over in the same area means we are not learning from our mistakes.  Choosing to not learn from our mistakes is failure. Here are 10 phrases {Read More…}

Tip Tuesday: Leading The Masses


How do you lead the masses? People are important and people matter. People are vital to the success of ANY organization regardless of industry.  Sometimes as an organization grows it becomes more difficult to lead the masses of people specifically without the default of grouping them as a mass. I was recently introduced and invited {Read More…}

Young Leaders


Are you hiring young people?           I meet a lot of business owners and managers who hire young people to work in their business.   They often complain about the lack of maturity they possess and the “laziness” factor.  Managers also complain of the high percentage of “calling out” of work. When asked for {Read More…}

Here is my Business Card!

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    How do you build rapport? Do you talk about the weather? Do you talk about your favorite sports team and all the stats? Do you babble mindlessly in hopes to fill the silence and wait for someone to ask you what you do? Have you ever experienced that awkward moment when someone hands {Read More…}

How Are Your Roots?

A tree across the road from my Mom’s house recently broke in half and fell to the ground.  The tree appeared healthy and has been as long as I can remember.  Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving.  After seeing the tree fall, my Mom became paranoid about the possibility of her trees falling over too. I {Read More…}