Month: January 2014


The Hard Truth About Trust

To effectively cultivate trust we must recognize that trust is more than just a feeling.  It is an assessment we make, either consciously or unconsciously, regarding the extent to which we can count on someone to honor their promises, as well as the sincerity of their commitment to act in service of the commitments we [...]


Discovering Reasons to Stay

This following guest article is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. This bestselling book provides twenty-six strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive.  While their focus is on the employer, Beverly and Sharon pose some great questions we could all be asking [...]


Reflect for Success

In The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell illuminates the importance of learning to “pause to allow growth to catch up with you”. He refers to this as the Law of Reflection. There is another habit, however, often masquerading as reflection, that can undermine your success. That habit is processing. What I mean by [...]


Set Boundaries for Your Success

In a recent article on Halogen Software’s Talent Space Blog, Sean Conrad asks the question: “Is Working Less the Secret to Employee Productivity?” His question triggered my thinking about the power of setting boundaries to improve performance and fuel our success. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first to think that setting limits has anything [...]