Posts Categorized: Professional Development

Be a Better Leader – Address Unfulfilled Expectations

 Posted on

  Does your staff know your expectations? It’s that time of year when we enroll people to support our game plans. We share those plans, then press ahead thinking we have been understood, only to discover we were wrong and things don’t get done. This is a classic example of unfulfilled expectations. Rather than fall into… Read more »


Can You Describe Your Natural Leadership Style to Others?

 Posted on

3 questions on your leadership style: Can you accurately describe your natural leadership style? Do you understand how your natural leadership style positively and negatively impacts others? Are you aware of what type of communication is needed to impact, support and empower all behavioral styles? Step 1 – Start with what is obvious or evident… Read more »


How to Define Your Business Culture

 Posted on

Not sure where you are right now? Confused about where you’re going? Don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing? Not sure what you truly value? Your behavior is not in alignment with your values? Does what you are doing have little or no meaning to you? Have you reached a stage where you can’t… Read more »


Success and Satisfaction

 Posted on

RE: Success Do you have the success in life you want (as you define it)? If so, why? If not, why not? RE: Satisfaction Do you have the satisfaction in life you want (as you define it)? If so why? If not, why not? If you want to explore these three questions on these two… Read more »


Speaking Leader to Leader – Is Your Leadership Plan in Place?

 Posted on

I asked myself what I must do as the leader of my business (and life) to complete the year well and be prepared for this year. Developing my leadership plan is a key part of my business success and growth. My answers: Stop and review this year from both a personal and business standpoint. I… Read more »


DISC and Leadership

 Posted on

Overview Disc Leadership is learning and recognizing your style of leadership and how to make it work to its’ maximum benefit among all types of personalities. Disc Leadership is learning how to most effectively empower others. Disc Leadership is adapting your style so you get the results you want. In many highly successful companies everyone… Read more »


Ignorance to Arrogance

 Posted on

We come into the world totally vulnerable, unable to walk, talk, read, or write and without the skills to support ourselves. We spend years in school to lose our ignorance (the word has an ugly connotation, but it is just not knowing), training to become capable, productive citizens. A select few become highly skilled at… Read more »


Bruce Lund on the Beginner’s Mind

 Posted on

Bruce Lund is the owner/founder of Lund and Company Innovation, a toy design (Inventors of Tickle Me Elmo) and product invention company (www.lundandcompany.com) dedicated to the proposition that toys are profoundly important. Great toys teach, entertain, surprise, inspire and invite inquiry. He began the business on his back porch 25 years ago and now works… Read more »


Learning How To Bench Our Ego

 Posted on

Speaking leader to leader, we must: Understand the nature of our ego This, to a great extent, determines our natural leadership style. Accept the nature of our ego This means accepting both what you like and don’t like and recognizing what is real. Acceptance comes from the heart not the head. Support our ego right… Read more »


Can You Bench Your Ego?

 Posted on

If you don’t believe you have an ego you really don’t understand yourself. And, if you don’t understand yourself, you cannot accept yourself. And if you don’t accept yourself you will have trouble creating the support you need to keep your goals alive and well. If learning more about this intrigues you continue reading. If… Read more »