Tag Archives: leadership

Are You the Cow Catcher in Your Business?

The train metaphor can provide great learning insight for business leaders as long as the metaphor includes a cow catcher!.  Let’s consider the many different parts of the train.  The steam locomotive is the leadership team.  It pulls the cars of the business along the… Continue reading

3 Habits to Transform from a Good Leader into a Great Leader

If you are an entrepreneur, your focus may not be on being a great leader.   Regardless of whether you are a solo entrepreneur, or have a small number of employees, I want to explain why you need to hone your leadership skills.  You can’t be… Continue reading

Why Great Leaders Are Perpetual Learners

Great leaders are perpetual learners. In other words, they are individuals who rely on their insatiable appetite to learn. Learning, for them, is as natural as breathing. Always curious and experimenting with possibilities, these individuals have made their mark on our business enterprises in the… Continue reading

5 Essential Leadership Qualities That Strengthen Your Influence

In this article, I list five essential leadership qualities that I wish I had learned earlier in my career. Some of you reading this may be first time executives, or professionals who have recently changed jobs. Some of you may be business executives trying to… Continue reading

Creating Smooth Transitions In Life and At Work

Transitions in our personal and professional lives are inevitable, challenging, and stressful. Whether we are choosing to make a change – or if change is being thrust upon us – we can either resist or embrace the experience. When maximized and leveraged appropriately, transitions are… Continue reading

Our Wise Dog Can Help You Build a Great Leadership Culture

Having a great leadership culture translates into having a happy high-performance workforce. We believe that a company is only as good as its people, so having a solid productive culture is important. An underlying component of building a leadership culture is to determine the various… Continue reading

How Your Strategic Business Plan Can Communicate Your Vision

At Strategic People Solutions, we have been telling our clients that it is important to have a strategic business plan. Our planning model consists of a set of directions for moving the organization forward and focusing on the implementation process handled by the workforce. We’re… Continue reading

Maintaining Clear Thinking at Work

For many employees, today’s work pace is at full throttle.  With looming deadlines, seemingly inpatient clients, and over-scheduled assignment load, today’s workforce can easily become frustrated, fatigued, and experience job burnout.  Additionally, employees consume a barrage of emails, social media messages, news accounts and the… Continue reading

Sometimes the Right Business Strategy Requires You to Shoot for the Moon

When is the right time to make a change in your business strategy? Must all the stars be aligned? How will you know that it’s the right time? Well, we can take some advice from the ancient Greeks. They had some interesting ideas about time.… Continue reading

3 Simple Habits to Stop Worrying

Is it possible to control worrying? For some, the answer may be “Yes,” but for many others, the ability to stop worrying is a constant challenge. We often worry about our work situations, financial conditions, or family events. We may worry about upcoming situations. So,… Continue reading