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  • The play on words of this title could be loosely translated as the global oneness and totality that can be achieved by combining a variety of backgrounds and belief systems; in short…. unity in diversity. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines diversity as “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements, the state of being [...]

  • Following the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 4 years ago, employees have faced a daunting seismic shift in the workplace, amplifying the challenges of establishing the optimum balance of their professional and personal lives.  Wide-spread economic downturn, work force layoffs, cost of living inflation, inter-office social isolation because of offsite/remote working conditions, global wars, and natural [...]

  • SCORES framework

    A S.C.O.R.E.S. analysis is defined as an innovative strategic planning technique to identify an organization’s Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Risks, Environment and Systems. From a high-level perspective, this technique can provide innumerable advantages to achieve a wide range of organizational goals. SCORES can improve a company’s competitive advantage, maximize its organizational efficiencies, open the doors [...]

  • The world’s population, including the United States, is getting older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the life expectancy at birth of the average person in America has increased from 76.7 years in 2000 to 78.7 years in 2018. Across the globe, the number of people aged 60 and older is [...]

  • Anxiety and stress, although silent and unseen, can have devastating impacts on the health, safety and productivity of employees in the workplace. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),  “exposure to stressful working conditions (called job stressors) can have a direct influence on worker safety and health.” Further, an Eastern [...]

  • I would like to start by saying that I am a procrastinator when it comes to my personal email inbox.  I do pretty good with my work inbox for the most part.  This week at a breakfast meeting with my mentor I was challenged to do something about the some 5k emails in my [...]

  • Assume that you went to bed, and before morning a miracle occurred so that when you woke up, your problems were solved and everything you hoped for had taken place. How would things be different going forward?  This provocative question is sometimes referred to as the miracle question to clients of executive coaches because [...]

  • Whether you are looking at a complex restructuring or simply trying to make a single department more effective, an organization design consultant can help ensure that the changes are well executed and have the desired positive impact to people, productivity, and profit. Today, more than ever, resources are precious and the cross-functionality of most [...]

  • Statistics are a set of analytical tools, and like any tool, they can be used for good or bad. A hammer can be used to help build a home, or it can be a weapon. Statistics can educate, but far too often, it is used to manipulate.  Today, the abuse of statistics is rampant [...]

  • Several years ago, I attended a retreat for non-clergy church leaders. The program was excellent, introducing me to the concept of leadership’s role as a “non-anxious presence” for those they serve. The elements were drawn from the work of author, therapist, and rabbi, Edwin Friedman. In his book A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in [...]

  • Are we in control of THINKING POSITIVE? Yes, we are in control. It may require reframing a mindset but is possible and the benefits will lead us to a better-quality of life. If we keep a positive mind as we experience different situations happening through our day, we can make things much easier for [...]

  • You have probably been hearing it often: the population is getting older and living longer. This shift in population age is posing issues in healthcare, but also the workforce. Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, [...]

  • It is a pleasure to share with you an overview of Amy Edmonds’ book and its application to each of us. The theme of my message today comes from this book - the idea of leaders creating fearless work teams to drive success in their organizations. Fear tactics may have temporary results, both good [...]

  • Given all the pressures and pivots managers have had to make managing in this new world of work, can you imagine how to also be in touch with the engagement level of your remote employees?  Our one-year anniversary of responding to immediate COVID19 concerns and the rapid remote work team, truly demands that we [...]

  • Those of us who experienced the sub-zero Arctic Blast that hit Texas in February of this year will never forget some of the challenges that we encountered and overcame during that unique weather time frame.  Shown below are just a brief sampling of those “Stories in the Storm” reinforcing the positive attitudes demonstrated by [...]

  • Executive coaching gets a bad rap in many situations. Why? Because it is often used as a last resort to deal with difficult performance issues, and not surprisingly, frequently ends with an exit from the organization. Unfortunately, this leads to a perception in some workplaces that getting a coach is “the kiss of death”. [...]

  • "Los valores son más importantes cuando los tiempos son turbulentos". — Stephen Paskoff, director ejecutivo de Eli Inc.com 2020 realmente nos ha dejado en un lugar desconocido, dejándonos para buscar nuestra brújula personal.  Tenemos demandas que vienen de todas las direcciones como padre, cónyuge, compañero de trabajo, líder y contribuyente de la [...]

  • En una fría mañana de Carolina del Sur, hace muchos años, un joven de la isla caribeña de Granada marchó por la plaza del desfile con un pelotón de marines graduados.  Los puestos de revisión estaban llenos de familias que habían venido por miles para ver a sus hijos y hermanos en uniforme.  Después [...]

  • Belief systems exist at the foundation of all companies. These beliefs – these truths - shape their values and their principles, which in turn drive their actions.  In today’s workplace environment, the assault on truth is a daily challenge for leaders.  More than anything, one word describes the main antagonist in this scenario – [...]

  • Finding great people, keeping them and inspiring them to do great things is a top concern for any business owner.  Many have turned to behavioral assessments to help make hiring, promotional, and development and engagement decisions. If you’re thinking about implementing a behavioral assessment in your organization, there are several you can choose from.  Did I [...]

  • “Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally, there was only one other family between us and the ticket counter.  This family made a big impression on me.  There were eight children, all probably under the age of 12.  The way [...]

  • “Values are most important when times are turbulent.” — Stephen Paskoff, CEO Eli Inc.com 2020 has truly dropped us off in an unknown place, leaving us to search for our personal compass.  We have demands coming from every direction as a parent, spouse, co-worker, leader and community contributor.  More than ever, one [...]

  • Here's a true story written by Kevin Allen, a good a friend of mine who lived in Arizona with his wife and wonderful family until his recent passing. Kevin enjoyed publishing a number of true experiences that he had or witnessed at a local Quik Trip convenience store that showcased the everyday uncommon goodness [...]

  • On a chilly South Carolina morning many years ago, a young man from the Caribbean island of Grenada marched across the parade square with a platoon of graduating Marines. The reviewing stands were crowded with families who had come by the thousands to see their sons and brothers in uniform. After speeches about war [...]

  • Strategic development, also known as strategic planning, is fundamental to creating and running a business or one’s life.  Simply put, it is a blueprint that outlines specific goals and objectives for pre-determined success.  Business goals and objectives are certainly important, but no more so than the life’s purposes of the founders, executives, and employees [...]

  • It is amazing how quickly six months has changed the way America works. Faced with unprecedented risks under the Covid-19 pandemic, all companies have been faced with orchestrating critical realignments to meet their commitments to both employees and clients. And it is hardly over. Companies must work diligently to manage the next wave of [...]

  • As I sit here, staring out the window at all of the apartment windows and balconies surrounding apartment 420, I am struck by the enormity of the current pandemic, juxtaposed against the normal, every-day lives we are all trying to live. This pandemic is something so much bigger than any of us…ALL of us. [...]

  • Getting feedback can be tough. Giving it effectively can be even tougher. Instead of saying what we mean with compassion, as feedback givers we often say nothing at all or short change the message, leaving the receiver bewildered. And we all know bewilderment is not much of a motivator. As leaders you are undoubtedly [...]

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Nuestra Brújula de Liderazgo

March 22nd, 2021|

"Los valores son más importantes cuando los tiempos son turbulentos". — Stephen Paskoff, director ejecutivo de Eli Inc.com 2020 realmente nos ha dejado en un lugar desconocido, dejándonos para buscar nuestra brújula personal.  Tenemos demandas que [...]