Tag Archives: professional development

The Nickerson Leadership Doctrine

Rarely do we analyze the belief systems that we hold near and dear.  Yet, as leaders, by truly recognizing and utilizing our belief systems, we can transform the way we approach our co-workers, our organizations and ourselves. Over our lifetimes, we collect a vast array… Continue reading

How to Manage Stress in Your Life

The ability to manage stress is an ongoing challenge for many people.  A certain degree of stress is a normal part of living.  People adjust to life’s changes daily.  It seems when one stressful situation occurs, other stressors often follow!!  Sometimes it appears that stress… Continue reading

7 Core Leadership Competencies Every Business Professional Should Embrace

Leadership is an ongoing process of development.  No matter where you are in the organizational hierarchy, embracing core leadership competencies will pay dividends over time. Be aware that leaders are not defined by their years of service, their position on the organization chart, their title… Continue reading

5 Daily Habits Successful Leaders Embrace

As a leader, your daily habits are critical to your success.  If you have set goals that you wish to achieve, which I expect you have, then the daily activities become the vehicle to get you there.  Your goal-getting formula can be described as the… Continue reading

How Entrepreneurs Leverage Their Talents to Grow Profitable Businesses

Successful entrepreneurs leverage their unique talents to grow profitable businesses. One of the important steps they make is to take an honest assessment of which talents they possess. Then they analyze how these talents can be used effectively to transform their ideas into profitable businesses. … Continue reading

The Decision-making Secret Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Entrepreneurs often find their decision-making under great uncertainty. However, it’s important to realize that decisiveness will help you take action. Making on-the-spot decisions is a necessary skill for any entrepreneur. Unexpected situations crop up daily. With little time to analyze, the situation must be resolved.… Continue reading

How to Become a Better Leader Overnight

What if you could find a simple action list that when embraced, could make you a better leader overnight? We know that it takes strong leadership to build a thriving business. The goal for building any business is to create long term success. That goal… 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