Leadership Tips

LIVE IN TULSA “ENDURANCE”

2014-04-25T09:29:54+00:00

April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014 ENDURANCE Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Tulsa Liddy Doenges Theatre GET TICKETS Presenter: PAC Trust Show Dates: April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. "Endurance" by Split Knuckle Theatre Company is set during the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey is struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his co-workers' jobs. In his search for inspiration, he begins reading the biography of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who kept 27 men alive for two years after their ship, Endurance, was crushed by ice in the Antarctic. Both stories are [...]

LIVE IN TULSA “ENDURANCE”2014-04-25T09:29:54+00:00

THE ERA OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IS OVER!? REALLY!

2014-03-24T15:06:58+00:00

By Luke Johnson Tuesday, 02 April 2013 I think the era of the PowerPoint presentation is over. Now no one wants to sit in a business meeting and listen to someone lecturing at length, accompanied by a series of slides. Perhaps people never did. This generation demands interaction and participation. Lengthy, transmit-only monologues are dead. One reads that audiences used to stand in the rain and listen to two-hour speeches by great orators like Gladstone. That level of sustained and deferential attention from a crowd is history. This is why the TED talks are successful. To be relevant to listeners in the 21st century [...]

THE ERA OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IS OVER!? REALLY!2014-03-24T15:06:58+00:00

Does it pay to CONNECT!

2014-03-24T15:09:09+00:00

ARE WE UP TO SPEED?  OR DO WE EVEN WANT TO BE?! "Keith Gormley wasn't looking for a new job on a day last fall when he used his iPhone to pull up the Indeed.com job-search app during his morning commute."I was bored, and maybe Twitter wasn't as active as usual. I was just flipping through to see what jobs were out there," he said. A social-media position at Prudential Financial Inc. PRU +0.69% caught Mr. Gormley's eye. He clicked through to the financial-services firm's career site, then did some research on Twitter and LinkedIn. A few days later, he applied for the job from his [...]

Does it pay to CONNECT!2014-03-24T15:09:09+00:00

FOLLOWING A LIVE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

2013-05-29T15:57:32+00:00

In life, we all have mentors along the way.  These people may or may not be known to us.   A mentor could be as unintentional as a look of approval from a stranger that came at a much needed time and that look has just stuck, forever! encouraging!  At the other end of the scale, a mentor could be one that chooses to invest large batches of time and energy to see us succeed in multiple areas.   This is a person that encourages and admonishes us with permission. Hopefully, we have mentored our kids, or have been mentored by [...]

FOLLOWING A LIVE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS2013-05-29T15:57:32+00:00

10 Things Really Amazing Bosses Do by @awesomeroar

2014-03-24T15:14:05+00:00

  ARE YOU TRULY AN AMAZING BOSS OR JUST A GOOD ONE?   SEE HOW MANY OF THESE 10 TRAITS ARE NATURAL FOR YOU. 1. Good Bosses maintain control and get things done. Amazing Bosses know efficiency can be the enemy of efficacy in the long run and so they work to create an atmosphere of expansive thinking. They empower their team with time, resources and techniques, to solve big issues with big ideas instead of Band-Aids and checklists. 2. Good Bosses foster a sense of community, making room for everyone. Amazing Bosses form an internal culture by design rather than default, making sure they attract the right people to [...]

10 Things Really Amazing Bosses Do by @awesomeroar2014-03-24T15:14:05+00:00

When Simplicity Is the Solution

2014-03-24T15:15:30+00:00

At the beginning of "Walden," Henry David Thoreau makes a concise case against the complexity of modern life. "Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" he writes. "[L]et your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail....Simplify, simplify." Every facet of our lives is complicated by an ever-widening array of choices, [...]

When Simplicity Is the Solution2014-03-24T15:15:30+00:00

10 Steps to a Remarkable Company Culture by @alliefass

2014-03-24T15:16:41+00:00

Sure, you want your company to be a great place to work. Here's how to do it, starting today. Paul Spiegelman, the founder and CEO of BerylHealth, a hospital call-center business, talks and writes often about the importance of building a strong company culture--not just because it's a nice thing to do, but because culture can also improve your company's financial performance. Since Spiegelman wanted BerylHealth to be a premium provider, and to charge 30 percent to 40 percent more than his next closest competitor, he had to also offer a premium service. A premium service requires top-notch talent, and, he says, a [...]

10 Steps to a Remarkable Company Culture by @alliefass2014-03-24T15:16:41+00:00