leadership, gratitude

The calendar says it’s time to count our blessings. That’s easy to do when family is near, the table piled with food, and everyone agrees: Don’t talk about who or what makes us angry. Let’s just watch the football game or plug in our favorite DVD.

Can we be thankful, though, even when it’s not normal to be so? Can we be grateful even when we tell ourselves the truth?

Take this Gratitude Strength Test to determine your ability to live with the mindset of thankfulness. Are the five declarations true or false for you? 

the ceo magazine, transformational leadership,
Daina Middleton, Author, Grace Meets Grit: How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within

In a time when a company’s most valuable asset is harnessing the hearts and minds of employees, effective leadership is a must. Transformational leadership can provide organizations with unique differentiation in attracting and retaining young talent, including those in the millennial generation, and driving organizational performance and is, therefore, a powerful leadership skill. Transformational leaders act as inspirational role models, motivate others to go beyond the confines of their job descriptions, encourage creativity and innovation, foster good human relationships, and develop the skills of their followers. These are the qualities I refer to as “Grace.”

the ceo magazine, leadership qualities,

Want to make your company a better place to work? Understanding the benefits of using humor appropriately is the first step, actualizing this knowledge the second. Here are some ways humor can help your organization become a place that the best people can do their best work—and have fun while they’re doing it:

Leadership has been the tip of everyone’s tongue of the last decade. From convention keynoters, to coaches, to political pundits, everyone insists they want a cadre of leaders to carry out their mission.

So for all the talk, techniques, training, and tips on the leadership topic, you’d think managers, executives, and professionals at all levels would have the concept down pat by now.  Not so.  A few are still off track.

Leadership Defined: It’s NOT a Position

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Doug Hensch, President, DRH Group 

Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the United States have “unfavorable” ratings by the general public that have never been seen before. Attack ads are the norm and the personal insults thrown by each side get louder, every day. The American public is getting weary of all this negativity and it’s sapping our resilience while pushing us further apart as a society.

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