If You Want A Better Bottom-Line, Check Your Turnover


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

Leaders: Succession Planning Matters


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

Running in Donald Trump’s Shoes


Famed businessman and entertainment mogul, Donald Trump is loved, hated, praised and reviled concurrently on any given day. He can command respect while attracting derision with almost anything he says or does. He is generally known to be incredibly successful but he has seen his share of financial decline and uncertainty. He is an enigma … Continue reading

Can Anyone Become A Great Leader?


                Please do not assume great leadership is required for success. Almost any organization can become financially successful through the application of excellent financial management principles, good research and development, professional marketing and strategic acquisition of highly qualified employees and managers. That however, is NOT leadership and the people who work in organizations that are not … Continue reading

UNDERSTANDING DISC


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

A New Year’s Wish For Leaders


“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better man or woman.” ~Benjamin Franklin  Oh, if we could all just follow Benjamin Franklin’s advice, what a wonderful world it would be. Why must we all find fault with each other while carrying anger and … Continue reading

Can A Woman Be A Great Leader Of Men? VIDEO


Have a look at this YOUTUBE video to find out if a woman can be a great leader of men! http://youtu.be/yKJHDhNcIco Can a woman be a great leader of men? If we are going to have an intelligent discussion about women in leadership positions firstly we must accept that women and men do not, and … Continue reading

Hey Leaders: “Life Is A Balancing Act”


Do you have some amazingly energetic, hard working, loyal employees who work long hours and never complain?  Do any of your staff members handle additional roles in the community, on non-profit boards, or with service clubs in addition to juggling work and family duties? Do you have some folks working for you who never want … Continue reading

Can A Woman Be A Great Leader Of Men?


If we are going to have an intelligent discussion about women in leadership positions firstly we must accept that women and men do not, and should not lead in the same fashion. Women think differently than men and their natural tendencies are driven by different motives than men. In short, women and men are different! … Continue reading

Ten Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You


Find out the best ways to engage your employees in this short video: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/10/ten-ways-to-make-your-employees-adore.html  

I Love My Levi’s And I Will Not Change!


When I was a teenager, I became very attached to Levi’s jeans. Most of my friends wore Levi’s Red Tab jeans and we all thought we looked pretty darned cool! In those days Levi’s were made of heavy, dark blue denim that eventually faded to a very pleasant lighter indigo hue. The pungent odour of the … Continue reading

Top Ten Ways To Be A Bad Leader – Video


Check out this video on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/hYeuH39U5bw

GENERATION “Y” IS GETTING A BUM RAP!


I am a man in his fifties who spent the majority of his career as a manager of people. During that time I have managed Boomers, Generation “X”, Generation “Y” and even a few Traditionals. (Traditionals are people now in their late sixties to early nineties). Of all the age or generation groups I had the privilege … Continue reading

Ten Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You


Please do not confuse adoration with lovability or even likeability. Effective leaders have a mystique about them that sets them apart from other mortals. They have an ability to garner respect, admiration, reverence, and generally high regard wherever they go. Those are the elements of adoration that we will be dealing with in this article. No … Continue reading

How To Be A Bad Leader


My articles usually focus on how to be a good leader or a better leader. In fact, most leadership articles available on the internet or elsewhere focus on the positive elements of leading. Many leadership writers prefer to write about completely positive things and focus on what leaders should do to be recognized as the … Continue reading

Leadership Can Be An Unpopular Business


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

What Is Leadership?


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

How To Deal With Water Cooler Talk


 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

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