Peabody Award Winner, Fred McFeely Rogers, has been lauded for cinching the $20 million funding for public television. What is less discussed is what it was about his testimony that won the day. Here is what can be learned from this crucial 6-minute speech that gave the committee leader “goosebumps for the first time in two days.”Read More THE 6-MINUTE $20 MILLION SPEECH
It is no longer adequate for leaders to simply know what each team member does. Knowing the assigned tasks and job titles is not enough, especially as it relates to high-performers. Regardless of industry or organizational type the most effective manager understands the why behind the do. Focusing on this connects leadership with key elements […]Read More THE 5 QUESTIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO A 29% INCREASE IN YOUR BOTTOM LINE
For how many years have you had an employee engagement strategy? How’s that working for you? Tactics without Strategy are DOA, but if a certain group of individuals does not align with that strategy, the company is treading water without a life jacket. Seventy percent of your company’s engagement relies on one group and a well-placed dose of what I call the Awesome Sauce.Read More Achieve 33% Higher Revenue (Per Employee) by Changing Two Things
Celebrities going public about their mental health challenges has again sparked discourse about mental illness. While some of these cases do not involve violent events, for C-Suite leaders, nondiagnosed or untreated mental illness can represent an insidious threat to workplace safety, productivity, and maintaining organization culture.Read More Effect of Hidden Mental Health Issues in the Workplace: What to Do About it (Case Study)
The apple is made up of the peel, flesh, core, seeds, stem, and leaves. But the seeds deceive. As delicious as it was, you could plant that apple’s seed, thoroughly expecting the same juicy, tasty apple. But what you’ll get is some mutation of that apple, completely unrecognizable and sometimes tasteless.1 No aspect of it will be the same. That’s because an apple grows from a pollinated blossom. Who knows how many other types of blossom dust got caught up in the mix?Read More APPLETUDE: Why the Law of Attraction Isn’t Working (and What to Do About It)
Linda is the award-winning author of the best-seller, Whose Apple is it, Anyway! (Empowering Purpose to Achieve Your God-Ordained Destiny) and Too True to Tell (Why What We Don’t Say is Leading Us Down the Path of Stolen Vision).
All of those stellar accomplishments, however, belied decades of turmoil in her personal life. Linda is a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, homelessness, and a 17-year marriage to a man later convicted as a rapist. She knows, from experience, the courage it takes to face down the past; and she is living proof that, as she often says, “A lifetime of change is empowered by a single act of courage.”
On Friday, June 2, 2017, Shawntia Y. Hardaway passed away. Rhythm and Blues artist, Mario, has been transparent about his mother’s challenges with addiction. This article is not about the sometimes very public battles. Nor is it about the life Ms. Hardaway lived; or how that may have contributed to her death. It is about […]Read More Shawntia’s Legacy: What We All Should Learn from Mario