Leaders: How To Be Highly Valued

As a leader, it is important to be highly valued. While there are many leadership attributes that add to a leader's value, one of the most critical though is to have the ability to create  harmony in the workplace and get the feedback you need to be effective. Doing this focuses you and your employees on being […]

Begin Creating Meaningful Relationships Today

Are you creating meaningful relationships at home and at work? Read my last post, The Key to Creating Meaningful Relationships for background information about the importance of creating meaningful relationships. People of all ages are using social media to connect with others. In some ways connecting with others has never been easier. Yet how many […]

Can Positive Feedback Be Dangerous?

Everyone likes positive feedback. It is known that it is helpful in building self-esteem and contributes to success. In fact, schools and parents have been doing a good job giving more positive feedback since the push in the seventies and eighties to build self-esteem. Scores have jumped significantly for children in the last 30 years. […]

Emotional Intelligence Sharpens Your Effectiveness

We have all heard of IQ (intelligence quotient) which measures our intellectual ability and often predicts school performance. However, the idea of Emotional Intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) is not as well known or understood. Do you know that EI may determine as much as 80% of your life success? EI determines only about […]

Do You Know What Is Expected of You at Work?

Gallup researchers found that knowing what is expected of you at work was the most important predictor of job performance. Knowing what is expected of you increases: Productivity Profitability Creativity Happy customers. Knowing what is expected also decreases accidents in the workplace. People tend to act in ways that are consistent with others’ expectations of […]