Who Influences Your Leadership?

Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision.

Sharpening the saw is a critically important aspect of leadership. I find it critically important to read positive, proactive, insightful and energy giving material. It is true, both professionally and personally, for me. “We are what we read, what we listen to and who we associate with.” Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision. I trust you will find the influencers […]

Last Reminder! Workforce Pipeline Panel Wednesday, August 3rd

As you are getting organized for this upcoming week (can you believe it’s August?), I just thought I’d send one last reminder about this Wednesday’s Workforce Pipeline Panel, co-sponsored by Centennial and FranNet.  Registration for the event takes place at 8:15.  Our panel will begin at 8:30.  I hope you can join us at the Scout […]

5 Traits of Leaders Who Attract Leaders

Two Types of Leaders

In John Maxwell’s latest book, Your Road Map for Success, he provides five traits of leaders who attract other leaders. You can read a quick summary here. I have had the opportunity to shake Maxwell’s hand twice at leadership conferences where I heard him speak.  Maxwell is a prolific author, and his books account for large percentage in my […]

Ten Books to Fuel Your Leadership

Leaders are readers

leaders are readers

I am an insatiable reader. I wasn’t always this way.  As a kid, I would get frustrated that I just couldn’t get “into” reading.  My dad, on the other hand, always had his nose in a book.  His day started (and still does) with reading Proverbs, Psalms, and other scripture from not just one Bible, but […]

Leaders Read These Top Blog Posts in 2015

What did leaders read most on our blog in 2015? We were curious, too. Find inspiration by reading these: 1. The Top 3 Challenges Facing Leaders Today 2. How Do You Write a Resignation Letter? 3. Conflict: An Unwelcome Guest at the Table? 4. The Hiring Process 101: Finding the Perfect Fit 5. Attracting & […]

The Ultimate Corporate Gift

At this time of year, many employers wish to demonstrate their gratitude for their employees with a holiday ham or even a monetary gift.  Employers may think of this as more than a kind gesture.  They may perceive that holiday gift giving is a positive contributor to corporate culture. And, while these tokens are definitely […]

Conflict: An Unwelcome Guest at the Table?

“The most wonderful” time of the year is upon us!  Food! Gifts! Carols! Conflict?  Families that work together will soon gather ‘round holiday tables. Requests like “Please pass the turkey” inevitably get sandwiched between the latest company news.  When this happens, productive, healthy conversation can ensue—or not. Conflict may arise, and the issue seems that […]

The Talent Crisis in the Middle Market

We are always seeking educational and engaging topics for ourselves and clients to stay current on relevant topics. One of the organizations that consistently delivers incredible thought leadership on a variety of topics includes the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG.) There is an upcoming ACG event that you won’t want to miss: The Talent Crisis in […]

Congratulations to the 2015 Goering Center Family and Privately Held Business Finalists

As a previous winner of a Goering Center Family Business of the Year Award we know that this week is a special week. It is a week to showcase the success of so much hard work and dedication to creating a vibrant and healthy organization. Congratulations to all who are Finalist and Winners! Al. Neyer […]