Being Smart Has Little To Do With Your IQ

May 12th, 2012

Living today requires a whole new skill set. It was once enough to have a college degree and show up for work, do your job, maybe do a little extra and success was achieved. Not anymore. There are so many college degrees floating around that they are no longer a ticket to a paycheck. The saying “It’s not who you know–but who knows you” still applies to some degree, though once the job is secured–performance must follow. Read more »

Stressed for Success – Get over it!

March 29th, 2011

The need to succeed and the “disease to please” is a significant cause of stress in life today. In this fast paced, high tech, ‘catch your breath’ life, we often are chasing dreams at the expense of our health and well- being. Many people today enjoy a high standard of living, have achieved financial success and received accolades from colleagues and peers for professional accomplishments. But something is missing – often it is a sense of themselves and more frequently a sense of peace in their life. They are clear on their role – but lack clarity on their personal identity. External success can leave a vacant hole that has people asking “Is this all there is?” and wondering who they are at their core. Read more »

The Coach Approach

March 21st, 2011

So what’s all the buzz about Coaching: Executive Coaching, Business Coaching–what the heck is a business coach? And why is it so “hot” to have a coach? Managing change, integrating diversity and achieving results are minimum requirements. This is precisely why Coaching is so “hot.” Coaching is a process of working with people to achieve specific and measurable results. Read more »

10 ways to Create a Workplace that Shines

March 7th, 2011

In today’s demanding work environment, it is imperative to attract and retain the brightest employees. To do that you need to be an ‘employer of choice’–one that creates an environment where people want to work. Consider these guidelines to attract and retain the best talent while enhancing your bottom line. Read more »

Brilliant Leadership: Are you Reflecting Light or Casting a Shadow?

March 1st, 2011

The giant presence of a lighthouse, topped with a powerful beacon, conjures images of safe guidance and the warning of imminent danger for those traveling by sea.  Historically, lighthouses have been used to mark points of hazardous coastline as well as to indicate the entrance to a secure harbor.  It is unfortunate that the number of operational lighthouses continues to decline as their purpose is replaced by advanced geo-location technology.  Still, the lighthouse itself remains an iconic symbol for a safe journey home and for an illuminated path during difficult times. Read more »