People First Leadership Blog
The People First community is filling up with truth, wisdom, and excellence based people that possess the highest personal and professional integrity. Moreover, they are regarded as exemplary professionals in their respected fields of higher education. In addition,...read more
Being constantly optimistic is a high standard for any company let alone any single individual. We all go through our ups and downs. We are taught to not let the outside world affect our work, but how can we when we are trying to create a balance between the two? If...read more
Leadership is all about possessing power and making other people powerful. Authority is about power. Real power is the power that makes other people powerful. This is one of the most important aspects of leadership you may ever come across. If you are a leader with...read more
Our natural, human reaction to conflict was drolly expressed by an anonymous poet: In matters controversial my perception’s rather fine I always see both points of view: the one that’s wrong and mine. “You think I’m wrong?” our ego fumes. “You find me irritating?!...read more
An ancient Eastern proverb warns, “When pride comes, so does disgrace; wisdom comes with the humble.” The art of leadership is the art of living, moment-by-moment, in humility. Humility is truly a state of mind—and the leader must understand that hubris and humility...read more
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. What does this mean to you? Respect is a fundamental component of our personal and professional lives. Without respect, there is not a healthy dynamic in the workplace. A respect ratio is comprised of what means the most to you in the workplace. Respect...read more
The following rules will create the high engagement culture I’ve been advocating. Rule #1: Develop a comprehensive philosophical system for sustainable personal and organizational growth and engagement—values, mission, and vision—and communicate that philosophy in...read more
What is dignity? A quick Google search will tell you it means, “the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect”. Every human being has dignity; therefore, every human being deserves to be treated with honor and respect. I believe there is a direct societal...read more
As a leader, how severely do you think employee disengagement is impacting your bottom line? The Ivey Business Journal cites a study by New Century Financial Corporation, a U.S. specialty mortgage banking company, which “found that account executives in the wholesale...read more
One of the finest teachers in the area of metacognitive thinking was Dr. Chris Argyris, a prolific author and Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. His work on organizational learning was unparalleled; he did a great deal to shape my own thinking on this...read more
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