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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Have you been told that you are TOO AGGRESSIVE at work? If you ask a large group, hands of women will go up, ask again, how many MEN have been told they are TOO AGGRESSIVE a few hands will go up (or maybe none)!

And is that little girl TOO BOSSY? Or is […]

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, a book abandoned in the lunch room

There it is, ownerless, sitting on the lunch room table and waiting for a reader. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, a book. It is part of a Leadership reading program. It promises “26 Engagement Strategies for Busy Managers”. (Written by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans)

I am hooked by page 5: “Why do we ask […]

Personality: Kids, Parents, Looking Forward

STUBBORN! If your kids (and possibly your co-workers) are stubborn, maybe this leades to more leadership, higher pay, or success!

And for parents trying to cope with stubborn children…. there is a benefit too. Think about what you learn, as your kid is screaming on the floor of the grocery store ( I still cringe […]

More Great Leadership Quotes from our Team

It’s a fun team building event…. we share our favorite quotes. We talk about them and give Shout-Outs for the most inspiring quotes. Here are last months contributions:

“I have never failed at anything. I have just found all of the wrong ways of doing it”

“Beauty catches the ATTENTION, but Character catches the HEART”

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You Manage Things; You Lead People – Admiral Grace Hopper

You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people.” – Grace Hopper (retired Admiral, U.S. Navy)

This quote from Admiral Hopper succinctly captures the differences between Management and Leadership. Often People, use these words interchangeably and assume that if someone is in Management position than they automatically assumed the leadership mantle. That […]

Why Values Driven Companies Deliver Better Shareholder Results

July 2012 – Mark Achler presents:

Yasha Saxena, 1871 team intern

This morning 1871 was lucky enough to have Mark Achler, Senior Vice President of New Business, Strategy, and Innovation of Redbox, come speak on the importance of integrating values into company culture. Starting off his early morning presentation with a round of heartwarming jokes, […]

Turn a Good Worker into a Great Manager

It doesn’t always happen, some people are really meant to be individual contributors, but others are the future managers of tomorrow. What do they need to get there? Check out this INC Article, that outlines 6 steps.

It’s noble to try to “promote from within,” but irresponsible to promote without preparation. In some cases, you […]

Attributes of a Great Manager

Have you had a GREAT manager? What are your favorite qualities? Many companies have certificates and online areas to post your feelings about your managers. If there is such a thing, then make sure to use it. […]

What Do you EXPECT?

How do you want your managers to behave? Have you clearly told them what you expect?

You can be any role in a company from teller, admin, manager, VP, project manager, short order cook, scientist but whatever you are part of something…. even if it is a one person company. You want to be inspired! […]