Treating Colleagues with Kindness Generates Huge Returns

Dateline: October 13, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a society where daily we are confronted with statements of criticism that increase our stress and uncertainty, a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention because of it's focus on civility.  These researchers found that treating colleagues with kindness and … [Read more...]

Importance of a Number Two

Dateline: April 15, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. While originally written a few years ago, I recently ran across a thought provoking article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter titled, To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two.  It was originally written in another election year, but it's still relevant today.  Kanter writes, Unlike the … [Read more...]

Fun-loving Warriors and Servants at Southwest Airlines

Dateline: January 8, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Today we are sharing an article from Julie Weber, vice-president of people at Southwest Airlines, published at Harvard Business Review.  The article, How Southwest Airlines Hires Such Dedicated People, describes how the airline hires about 2% of all their applicants, and makes … [Read more...]

It’s Time To Celebrate Your Successes

Dateline: January 1, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Happy New Year!  Today is an important day for many.  So today's thought for the day is around celebrating. Recently, I ran across a thoughtful blog post titled, "You'll Never Succeed if You Don't Celebrate," written by Tim Mullen (Co-Founder and Head of Customer Experience … [Read more...]

People Leave Bad Managers

Dateline: December 25, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Happy Holidays!  If today is one of your holidays, we wish you a Merry Christmas.  Today's thought is about gifts. Recently I found a thought provoking blog by Dr. Greg Alston, educator, entrepreneur and pharmacist.  "People don't leave good companies," Dr. Alston wrote, … [Read more...]

What We Can Learn From Netflix

Dateline: December 18, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.   It's hard to argue with the success that Netflix has had.  A recent Inc. column highlighted things Netflix did that we can learn from.  The column, The Secrets Behind the Extraordinary Success at Netflix, was written by Justin Barios, but based on a LinkedIn blog by … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs on Doing Work You Love

Dateline: December 11, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Steve Jobs was many have been many things, but one of his legacies was his leadership style.  Recently Inc. published an article by Minda Zetlin, coauthor of The Geek Gap, titled, "10 Best Lines Steve Jobs Used in a Presentation: Apple's iconic co-founder had an unmatched … [Read more...]

Coach, Command and Create

Dateline: December 4, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We all have worked for good, and bad, leaders.  Recently, I ran across a blog by Dr. Greg Alston, educator and pharmacist, who nicely summarized what he calls the 3 Secrets to Successful Leadership. Dr. Alston suggests that Good leaders understand that modern employees are … [Read more...]

The Impression You Create as a Leader

Dateline: November 20, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. When asked about your biggest weakness, is your answer honest or designed to impress?  A recent article in Harvard Business Review by HBS Professor Francesca Gino, suggests that most of us would answer in a way that she calls humblebragging.  For example, the answer to the … [Read more...]

Five Characteristics of Successful IT Leaders

Dateline: August 28, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Let's be right up front about this...most people quit because they can't tolerate their boss any longer.  It's not usually the task or the pay (although a job with more pay may accelerate the importance of issues one has with their boss).  Recently, Peter Diamond, coach, author … [Read more...]