(In a recent post, I introduced the P4 Model for Growth & Prosperity™ – People, Productivity, Profits and Peace of Mind. In this post, I’m focusing on the third “P” – Profits). A large majority of people today (50% in some studies) are not engaged at work. Job security and job satisfaction continue to decrease. […]

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(In a recent post, I introduced the P4 Model for Growth & Prosperity™ – People, Productivity, Profits and Peace of Mind. In this post, I’m focusing on the second “P” – Productivity). Have you ever had one of these days – it seems like you were busy all day yet you feel like you didn’t […]

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Jessica is an IT Director for a mid-size organization. She’s a technical wizard, yet her boss keeps hearing complaints about her customer service skills from various internal departments which IT supports.   Tom is a market research expert and he recently decided to take his experience to the next level by starting his own market […]

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Over the years, I’ve worked with many different types of clients – Fortune 500 corporations, small start-up businesses, colleges and universities, nonprofits, professional service firms, and solo-preneurs – and many of these clients subscribe to this newsletter.   At times it is difficult to find topics with wide enough appeal that they span all of […]

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It was Longfellow who wrote, “Into each life a little rain must fall.” Most of us are touched by rainfall – sometimes a deluge – at some point in our lives. It could be the loss of a job or loved one, a life-changing diagnosis or injury, a breakup or a business that fails. At […]

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A recent study found that, on average, we spend 2.5 hours of the workday day on email. My first thought was, “Hey, that’s not so bad.” But if you do the math, this translates to approximately 75 work days a year on email. 75 work days! I don’t know about you, but I want some […]

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Ethical Leadership

by terrywelford

in Leadership

“The reputation of a thousand years is determined by the conduct of one hour.” – Japanese proverb Ethics is a topic we’ve heard a lot about in the news for the past few years. There have been too many stories about the lack of ethics in the leadership of some of our top organizations. It’s […]

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Sandra is a divisional Vice President with a large organization. She is an expert in her field, a visionary and strategic thinker, and is very results-oriented. Her staff and her peers in the organization, however, find her communication and interpersonal skills to be lacking. As a result, she has few effective relationships in the organization […]

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Over the years, I’ve done a lot of team building work with client organizations. Often the need for team building is a result of conflict present in the team, whether that team is a committee, a department, a division or the organization as a whole. I’ve found that it doesn’t matter how small the organization […]

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A lot has been written and discussed about employee engagement – it’s a topic that’s getting more attention than ever before. Various studies have shown that the benefits of having an engaged workforce are clear: increased revenues, higher employee productivity, lower turnover and higher returns to shareholders. Highly engaged employees are twice as likely to […]

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