Monday Quick Tip ~ Don’t Become a Dull Person

Fans of writer Stephen King will remember one of his main characters in The Shining repeatedly typing the phrase, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  It’s a phrase that serves as a good reminder to us in our “get to work” world. We struggle with “work-life” balance as leaders.  The peopleContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Don’t Become a Dull Person”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Silence is Golden

“Silence is golden and I want to be rich” was my teacher’s way of getting us 2nd graders to be quiet and listen.  The phrase, “silence is golden” has been around for centuries. Wise leaders know when to speak up and when to give their tongues a rest.  It is no secret that our mouthContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Silence is Golden”

Monday Quick Tip: Do it Well!

“If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” ~ English proverb This past weekend, I got to attend my first Renaissance Festival (http://renaissancefest.com/).  There were jousting demonstrations, comedy and danger shows and lots of opportunities for shopping.  One of the highlights for me was watching a glassblowing demonstration. The glassblower formed aContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip: Do it Well!”

Monday Quick Tip: Give Credit Where Credit is Due

This seems like common sense, but sometimes leaders get a “big head” and forget that there is no such thing as a solo leader. These types of bosses are “glory hogs” who act as if their team’s contributions don’t matter. When it comes time for praise or evaluations, they take credit for the good thingsContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip: Give Credit Where Credit is Due”