What must change next year?

If you are like many individuals, you are already thinking ahead to 2018.

You are likely thinking that you want to have a better year than this year, because you have taken time to carefully consider what you want to accomplish.

Your goals might be considered “SMART,” which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.

If your goals have not included these criteria you might want to consider some editing and fine-tuning to make to be more clear.

Business goals are great ...

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Four reflections before Christmas

It’s been an interesting month for me and I want to share it.

First, and very sadly, I learned of the continuing deterioration in the health of an employee working at one of my clients. While the doctors are still treating her, which is a very hopeful sign, she has, unfortunately, spent more time in the hospital lately than at home.

This is a very special individual to me; during my battle with cancer in 2016, she was one of what I ...

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There is only one way to lead

Through the years I have been a son, brother, cousin, uncle, student, employee, supervisor, manager, director, college professor, husband, father, grandfather, neighbor, friend, best man, non-profit board member and business owner.

All were positions of great importance. Each in its own way was a leadership position.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading many books by and about leaders and leadership, many of which I’ve shared with you in my weekly columns during the course of the last twenty years. The books have ...

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