Category: Management & Leadership

Best Tips to Foster a Mentoring Culture in the Workplace

~by Hannah Whittenly~ . Formal mentoring programs are showing up in companies across the country. The popularity of mentorship within corporate culture is rising because leaders are seeing the clear benefits that it offers employees, management and organizations. You may think that setting up a program to encourage mentor/mentee relationships within your business sounds too…
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Are Leadership and Management Really that Different?

~By K. Sunshine Steward~ “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” ~Peter Drucker Many would debate the idea that leadership and management are distinctively different, however they seem to entwine with one another, causing us to mirror our own actions and ask ourselves, “Are we…
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3 Instant Life-Lessons Taught By Selling Girl Scout Cookies

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! It’s the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and as I’ve been helping to sell these delicious baked treats, I’ve also thought about the lessons the girls learn every year while selling their cookies. It’s more than just being able to earn badges… selling Girl Scout cookies actually teaches valuable…
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Leading Yourself

It’s always easier to tell someone else to change than to take an uncomfortable moment to look at your own actions. Real leaders embrace those uncomfortable moments as opportunities to get to know themselves better. A core element of leadership is to be self-aware – that is to know your strengths, weaknesses, blind spots and…
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5 Things Successful People Don’t Do

I previously wrote a post about 5 Things that Successful People Do.  I realized when I created that post that there are just as many things that successful people don’t do as well.  Or rather things that successful people do to overcome challenges. Things Successful People Don’t Do They don’t allow negative thoughts to take over…
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Leadership Has Different Meanings

It is interesting to see how much the term “leadership” is used these days.  Eagle Scouts, and Girl Scout Gold Awards are leadership projects.  Clubs try to teach leadership, and Ravenscroft has started a phenomenal program to teach and instill leadership in the kids that go there.  But with all of that, I think that…
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Leadership Is Following Through

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Leadership is many things. One of they key attributes of Leadership is following through. Do what you say you will do.  How up on time, every time. Be there when someone needs you. Follow through until things are done. Get the job done. Fully done. Be trustworthy, so that people…
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Lessons in Generosity

It’s that time of year again when we take turns standing outside with our daughter selling Girl Scout Cookies.  We learn so many lessons while we’re out selling cookies, but one of the biggest is lessons in generosity.  My children are learning that many times, the people who have the least to give are the…
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Head Spinning and Speaking in Tongues. Fluently.

  Sometimes as a parent, I find myself with my head spinning and speaking in tongues.  I really do wonder if I have the right to be so frustrated and annoyed by some of the things that my children do.  Particularly the older children.  You know, things like half do a chore, and then move…
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Don’t Let Power Get To Your Head

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ It is said that power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.   I’m pretty sure that most of us think of ourselves as good people who know right from wrong. We know what we believe in. So why is it that people start to go bad? Or rather, why is it that…
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