Letting Go to Let In

By |January 4th, 2016|

We like to hang onto stuff. If’s familiar and comforting. It’s what we know.

We can get stuck in relationships, patterns of behavior, negative thinking, dead-end unfulfilling jobs, and stuff.

Maybe you like to hang onto a gift someone gave you, even though you’re not using it, because you think fondly of that person when you see that […]

Find Joy in the Simple Things

By |December 21st, 2015|

Hello Dear Rockstar!

Feeling a bit stressed these days? No doubt.

The holiday season is portrayed to be one of togetherness and joy.

Yet, for some, the season can be lonely, expensive, and have unmet expectations.

I struggle each winter with depression. The short days, the lack of sun, the colder weather, all get to me.

I am in my […]

How Leaders Can Cope With Stress

By |September 9th, 2015|

It’s hard to be a leader when the role itself involves a lot of stress. However, dealing with stress is as much a part of being an effective leader, in the same way that good leadership is essential to a group’s success.

But over-exposure to stressful situations can take its toll, and even the best and most tenacious […]

Managing or Leading: Which is Better?

By |August 14th, 2015|

Do they differ?  Similar, yes, but not quite the same.

People often make the mistake of using both the terms “manager” and “leader” interchangeably, but there are marked differences between the two which should not be taken lightly. These are key positions that involve major responsibilities, and both are equally essential to the success of every […]

7 Outstanding Qualities the World’s Most Successful Leaders Share

By |July 16th, 2015|

Ever wonder what made Alexander the Great, Mahatma Gandhi and Henry Ford successful leaders?

They certainly weren’t born with leadership qualities. In fact, like ordinary people they too had bad habits and failed a few times before finally becoming the renowned heroes that they are. So what exactly is their secret? Did they and all the other successful leaders have a […]

Narcissism in leadership…good or bad?

By |June 15th, 2015|

One cannot be a leader without followers, so leadership is basically a lonely post. And since this large chuck of the responsibility is held by just one person, it is easy to give in to the temptation of being narcissistic.

But is narcissism in leadership really a bad thing, and isn’t it true that all leaders are narcissistic […]

How to Effectively Use Power and Influence With Different Employees

By |May 15th, 2015|

One of the essential elements of good leadership is the ability to use power effectively. Oftentimes when people hear the word power, it somehow creates a negative impression. Generally, it is associated with control, dominance, or manipulation. And the person who wields power is usually perceived as a heartless, dictatorial and self-centered individual.

But power isn’t […]

The 4 Biggest Myths Behind Good Leadership

By |April 5th, 2015|

Everyone has biases when it comes to the idea of good leadership, mostly because for many, a leader is a person who’s “larger than life” and we may feel intimidated in their presence. But leaders are more human than we think, and most of what we believe about them aren’t even true.

Myth #1 – Leadership […]

Do Company Core Values Really Make A Difference?

By |March 25th, 2015|

Do your employees love to come to work?
Are they inspired to provide exceptional customer service?
Does your organizational culture hinder or help?

Every company has a culture, whether it’s been defined on purpose or by default. Each time I work with a company to make them more effective, we assess their culture and core values. Most often […]

Why Are Employees More Disgruntled?

By |December 15th, 2014|

New Survey Shows Employees are Very Very Disgruntled- What Can we Do About it?  

According to a new survey by ManpowerGroup’s own Right Management, an unprecedented 86 percent of U.S. employees say they intend to look for a new job in 2013. Only 5 percent say they intend to stay in their current position. Can those astonishing numbers be […]