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Clients, friends, colleagues, the folks that follow me on Twitter (JoniD) or connect with me on LinkedIn all know that I’m a coffee lover. I’ll rarely turn down the chance to meet over a cup of caffeine.
Self Discipline: Doing what needs to be done instead of what you want to do. It’s not all that fun and most of us don’t want to do it. Why? For one thing, self-discipline is hard work. It’s so much easier to ‘shoot from the hip’ or ‘do what you […]
For better or worse, behavior sends a message and some leaders have a blind spot when it comes to understanding how things look.
Someone asked me this week where I come up with ideas to write about for my blog posts and articles. I told them that I usually find that my ideas come from external stimulation: a conversation, reading an article, watching television, or listening to a client. There are times however when I come up empty.
There is a snow storm (now called a snow event) coming and the newscasts are filled with reporters out on the streets and in the grocery stores.
I recently had dinner in Chinatown in New York City. I made sure to check the reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp and everyone seemed to rave about the food. When I scroll through reviews, I tend to focus on the most recent comments and I look for trends. Anyone […]
I was coming to the close of a multi-session leadership development program for managers. The span of experience in the room was a challenge: some participants had never had any management training before; some told me that it was a refresher but based on the questions they asked it seemed […]
I read an article on LinkedIn this week about things a manager could do (probably does do) that causes top talent to leave. While the article talks about neuroscience, it echoes basic motivational theory I talk about in management training programs. Whether we are talking about stress chemicals released due […]
The London Olympics will be starting soon. When I was growing up, during the Olympics (summer AND Winter games), the TV as on from the beginning of the opening ceremonies to the moment the Olympic Flame was extinguished. While we were not allowed to watch the games during any meals, […]
I made the commitment to write a weekly Blog when I started my social media presence in earnest. The word BLOG is a combination of the words WEB and LOG. It’s basically a record of my thoughts that is posted on the Internet. Whether you think instant and world-wide publication […]