Personal development

Keep Calm and… Attitude and Work Ethic

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein   You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “Hire for attitude; you can always train and test for skills.”  Hard skills for any job can usually be tested. A simple example would be for typing skills –you can measure a candidate’s…

Is Professionalism a Soft Skill?

“Soft Skills, or the ability to manage soft issues, is a challenge for modern leaders to master” Aly Moreno I received a comment from one of my most reliable blog post followers shortly after I started publishing this material in my blog. He stated, “…Soft Skills or the ability to…

Using FeedForward to get Unique Perspectives

FeedForward is an exercise and concept from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s top executive coaches.  FeedForward is based on the premise that we can’t do anything about the past, it’s done. What we can focus on is the future. It is a different way of looking at performance reviews…

How Do You Deal With Procrastination?

How Do You Deal With Procrastination? In this week’s video blog post I talk about my experience this past week where I facilitated a workshop on Goal Setting and Time Management for a non-profit organization. This is a fairly large non-profit with 24 managers attending the one day workshop. As…

What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

In this week’s video blog post I reflect on the reaction that my 4th year faculty of management university students had to a questionnaire on the Characteristics of Admired Leaders (Kouzes & Posner, 2014). In their leadership book, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley, 2017), Kouzes and Posner describe what people look…