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

What It Means to Be an Authentic Leader & Why It Matters

We read a lot about how an effective leader is also an authentic leader.  But what does that mean, exactly, and why does authenticity matter?  Bill George, who pioneered the research on authentic leadership and wrote his seminal book on the subject in 2003, explains… Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Change Champion

We know that change is a constant in our organizations, but it can be downright scary to experience.  Therefore, I encourage organizations which are experiencing change to identify a leader within the organization to be your change champion.   This individual can be a cheerleader, a… 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

Transition from Entrepreneur to CEO Using These 5 Tips

Making the transition from entrepreneur to CEO of your company can be a challenge.  When you start out, you are the business.  You were responsible for growing all aspects of your business.  Yet. before you can grow your business and embark on the transition from… Continue reading

Inspiring Others At Work

The secret to inspiring others is to know the people whom you are inspiring. People react more positively when they know that leaders understand their personalities, values, aptitudes, and skill sets. Leadership happens in moments. It’s often the small, seemingly inconsequential occurrences that can positively… 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

Building a Sense of Community at Work

A sense of community is well regarded as an important component in any organization’s continued success. Whether you are a small business owner, administrator of a non-profit, or an entrepreneur running an online business, you no doubt are working with some sort of team. Regardless… Continue reading

Craft Business Priorities that Resonate

As a business leader, how much thought do you give to setting business priorities? To craft priorities that propel your business forward, consider (1) the purpose you are trying to achieve—why you are initiating the goal, (2) the resources –financial and human capital—you have available,… Continue reading

Your Work Habits Influence Your Success

There is no doubt that running a business includes a certain level of stress. Keeping customers happy, workers happy, a positive cash flow, all the while trying to expand the business, are challenging on any given day. Did you know that your daily work habits… Continue reading