Visionary Leadership!

I had lunch today with an individual that I respect and have a great deal of affection for, not only as a consummate professional, but as a friend. Our discussion centered around the topic of organizational culture and how growth influences that culture in either a positive or negative way based upon whether or notContinue reading “Visionary Leadership!”

The Rhetoric of Small Business!

If I hear any of our political leaders say again that this country was built on the backs of small business, I think I’m going to just implode! It’s such an insult to the intelligence of small business owners and operators everywhere to hear the same rhetoric over and over. At the same time, theyContinue reading “The Rhetoric of Small Business!”

The Brett Favre Syndrome!

If you’re a sports fan, especially professional football, then you’ve kept up with the retirement saga of Brett Favre over the past two years. As I watched the playoff game yesterday evening, I witnessed the “value” of a 40-year old quarterback, who simply refused to be set aside because he knew he could still performContinue reading “The Brett Favre Syndrome!”

The Human Spirit!

I never cease to be amazed at the strength and potential of the human spirit! I was invited to give a presentation today to a group that comes together for the purpose of providing support, encouragement and resources to marketplace professionals, who have been displaced in the recent wave of restructuring. I don’t use theContinue reading “The Human Spirit!”

The Value of Wisdom, Experience & Maturity.

I hope that everyone had a great holiday with their families and that they are entering the new year with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm. As we see the trend in Organizational Restructuring continue, it saddens me to see the wealth of experience, wisdom and maturity that is being culled from the workplace.Continue reading “The Value of Wisdom, Experience & Maturity.”

The Value of Experience, Wisdom and Maturity!

I hope that everyone had a great holiday with their families and that they are entering the new year with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm. As we see the trend in Organizational Restructuring continue, it saddens me to see the wealth of experience, wisdom and maturity that is being culled from the workplace.Continue reading “The Value of Experience, Wisdom and Maturity!”

The Future of Training & Development

I’ve written recently about several trends I’ve been seeing in the marketplace as a result of the organizational restructuring that is sweeping both the small and corporate business landscape. Another area that is being influenced is the process of Training and Development. More and more companies have been outsourcing the process over the last fewContinue reading “The Future of Training & Development”