As a former vice president of operations for a major multi-national company and now a consultant specializing in leadership, recruitment and team-building, I am always surprised when I come across employers who are willing to accept higher turnover rates as “inevitable”; “acceptable”; or “the norm”. Many executive and management groups seem not to understand that … Continue reading
Attitudes are the very essence of an individual’s relative success or failure on a human relationship basis. In most cases, someone with a bad attitude will struggle much harder for success at almost every level than someone with a good attitude. That being the case, we must understand what an attitude is, how it manifests … Continue reading
As a matter of age and evolution, every 10 to 20 years or so almost every business is forced to find new leaders to carry it into the future. As older leaders retire, replacements must be brought in to carry on their work. In some cases leaders quit, die, are promoted or transfer elsewhere. In … Continue reading
During my fourty year career as a senior manager in the general insurance industry in Canada, I was often confronted and confounded by the word, TEAMWORK. Almost every leader I met talked about wanting better teamwork or bragging about how great the teamwork in their area of influence already was. Regardless of the confidence, cynicism … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of newsletters in which we will explain the most common personality survey on the market today. DISC is the foundation of understanding for virtually every human personality type. The science of DISC is proven and trusted all over the world as the benchmark for all employee behavioural testing. … Continue reading
Do you ever find yourself thinking bad thoughts about someone else? Do you ever think bad thoughts about yourself? Here is an easier question: “Are You Human?” If your answer to this one is YES, then you can honestly answer YES to the first two questions. Bad thoughts are human but we should not let … Continue reading
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From, “A Christmas Carol” I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness … Continue reading
Generation “Y” has a fundamental belief that they should never settle for second best. They want to start at the top of the pay scale and they believe they should have everything their parents have, almost immediately after they leave home. Because of their liberal and generous upbringings, many young folks make it all the way to high school graduation without ever contemplating the fact that they will ultimately be singularly responsible for their own lives. Imagine the horror of leaving the nest without a mature, functional pair of wings!
Leadership Revealed: It Takes a Hurricane.
Leadership Revealed: It Takes a Hurricane.
While watching the drama of Hurricane Irene unfold as she made her way up the east coast of North America, I was impressed by the good humour, co-operation, camaraderie, and overall humanity of the folks who reside in the path of the storm front. The media did a great job of televising scenes of people … Continue reading
Everyone on earth, except perhaps those who have completely taken leave of their senses, has fears of one kind or another. Fear is as much a part of the human emotional system as joy, anger and love. Many times, our fears add value to our lives because they prevent us from doing dangerous things but … Continue reading
Watch this short video on how leaders must make unpopular decisions here: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/08/leadership-can-be-unpopular-business.html Throughout my career in leadership I had to accept this one major truth: I will not always make decisions that will make me universally popular. When leading, we must always put our followers first; we must always do our best for our … Continue reading
With a title like that you might think I bit off a little more than I can chew. You might be right, but because there are literally thousands of articles, blogs and websites dedicated to discussions of leadership, I wanted to offer a logical definition of it in a thousand words or less. Here goes… … Continue reading
Wayne Kehl talks about living an authentic life in this short video message: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/08/are-you-living-authentic-life.html There is nothing sadder than the death of someone who has never lived! Here is a quote from the late rocker, Jimi Hendrix: “I’m the one who’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me … Continue reading
As children, most of us had parents who tried to convince us that cheaters never prosper and liars will not go to heaven. The theory is of course a great one, but almost every day in the news I hear about business leaders being charged and convicted for a variety of commercial crimes. Sadly, I … Continue reading
Click this link to watch a short video about the value of not being selfish: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/07/stop-being-selfish-find-happiness-and.html If you want to get along with more people start thinking about someone other than yourself. If you have problems with relationships it is probably largely to do with your own actions and the fact that you are thinking … Continue reading
Water cooler talks are those nasty, backstabbing, grumble sessions that employees like to have from time to time at work. During those discussions negativity takes the lead and gossip rules the day. Nothing good ever comes from it and yet it is a very popular pastime in a lot of workplaces. “I like to refer … Continue reading
All generations have preferred types of communication. Here is a small sample of what you need to know! http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/07/communication-tips-for-generations.html
The members of the demographic, commonly known as Generation “Y” were born between the years 1981 and 1994, which makes them ages 17 to 30 in year 2011. They are the young up-and-coming leaders of society. There are a lot of them, and since they will soon fill most of the jobs being given up by … Continue reading