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“Great Leaders Come From Great Leaders” Sherry Thomas, Corporate Image Institute

“Great Leaders Come From Great Leaders” Sherry Thomas, Corporate Image Institute

Recently, I attended the Global Leadership Summit hosted by Willow Creek Church and its Founder, Billy Hybels. How impressive were the speakers! You see, I’ve always had an expression that, “If you lead by fear, you’re not leading, you’re terrorizing,” and after listening to some of these great leaders, I came away more convinced that ...

The Office Gossip and Bully

The Office Gossip and Bully

It all starts at the top.  I have an expression that one person can single-handedly bring down an entire department.  I know.  I’ve seen it firsthand.   Office bullying comes in many forms and gossip is one of them. It falls upon the shoulders of management to disallow slander, bullying, or any unsavory behavior that ...

Words of Wisdom From Evander Holyfield

Words of Wisdom From Evander Holyfield

I had the pleasure of spending time with one of the greatest athletes of our time – boxing champion Evander Holyfield.  He is a remarkable man with a powerful message. “Kids only do what you allow them to do. My mama was in charge. My friends said I was gonna be a sissy cause my ...

Boost Corporate Image By Enhancing Soft Skills

Boost Corporate Image By Enhancing Soft Skills

While a solid education is important to building a strong foundation for one’s future, so is the “package” that houses that knowledge.   That package is you, how you are perceived.  Within your company, how you present and how you are perceived is critical to your corporate image.  Good news!   Companies are beginning to ...

The Table Manners Poem

The Table Manners Poem

Forks, sporks, knives and spoons, They matter not, the young man crooned. Now, this goes here and that goes there, What does it mean? Why should I care? Who says I must eat like a clown? With knife in right, fork upside down. Spoon out, not in, sip from the side, Don’t slurp, don’t burp, ...

The OverCommitter

The OverCommitter

Are you the “What time and where” type of person? Some people just cannot say “no.” The result is overcommittment and the undue stress that accompanies it. Trying to “do it all” may mean that doing one thing well, suffers. It may happen at work, at home, or with friendships and it isn’t just you ...

Cell Phones In The Workplace

Cell Phones In The Workplace

Every company needs a cell phone policy that is signed by employees but if management is sitting in a boardroom meeting, texting and continuously looking at his/her phone, then what message is that sending? Employees take the lead of what is established. Have a policy. Make it clear and stick to it.

Power Talkers

Power Talkers

Have you ever wondered how others perceive you when you’re talking? It might be as a simple as discussing the week in review, or as complex as giving a presentation on a new product rollout. Most audience members won’t share with you the fact that you “stink” at being interesting or that your words lull ...

No More Excuses!

No More Excuses!

I have been working on an article lately called “Excuse Makers” and guess what my pastor spoke about one day recently?  Making excuses.  I couldn’t believe it!   What were the chances that he chose the exact words and topic that had been whirling around in my head for some time? The context that he ...

The Hazards Of Deception

The Hazards Of Deception

Lying is not good for image. Right? Then why do we do it?  Lying in the workplace can lead to downfall before the parachute has barely opened. To soar in business, it is vital to have credibility. It is true for sales of any type. One if the greatest complaints I receive is that of ...