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Decisions and Consequences...

Wed, 2016-06-29 10:13 -- tomjonez


Decision-making is not an easy process for anyone – especially for those in leadership. When a leader makes a decision – for better or worse – it affects those being led as well as the leader personally.

Indeed, poor decisions and mistakes affect the lives of others and sometimes the consequences are extensive and can have a lasting effect (most of us can probably think of at least one example of a poor decision that affected a wide circle of individuals).

The Power of Recognition

Wed, 2016-06-22 11:26 -- tomjonez


Recognition is an important tool for those who are leaders. And it is a tool that can be used as a positive way to encourage members of our team.

Or, alternately, not so much.  I was with a leader-friend this week who works almost full-time at no charge for a non-profit organization.  He seemed a bit “down” and so I asked him what was on his mind.

Social Media - Do You Have a Plan?

Tue, 2016-05-03 10:34 -- tomjonez


This week I received a call from a friend asking about the social media services we provide for select clientele through our media services team.

Evidently their company had received a negative review on the Yelp website - and they were therefore seeking advice regarding how to respond. During our discussion I learned that their company did not have a clear strategy for social media engagement.

In recent months, I am finding more and more leaders of businesses and organizations who find themselves in similar circumstances.

The "Rest" of the Story...

Tue, 2016-04-19 18:49 -- tomjonez


As the summer approaches for our Northern Hemisphere readers, now is a good time to consider, plan, and schedule a break from the day-to-day grind of continuous activity.

Although entrepreneurs and strong, capable leaders can find it difficult to “pull the plug” of continuous activity, it is a proven fact that taking time away from leadership responsibilities to rest, relax and get refreshed will actually lead to improved performance after the rest period.

Humility and Leadership

Tue, 2016-03-01 21:12 -- tomjonez

"It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

    - Yogi Berra (pictured above)

As I observe the character and practice of the leaders I admire, an attribute that consistently stands out to me is their humility.  This characteristic is expressed in a number of ways that are worth pondering:


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