Getting “It” Done – With SMART Goals

You have it, too. Right? That “It” project that’s been lingering around on your “To Do” list for a couple of months now? You know the one I am talking about … yes, it is that New Year’s resolution, that cool thing, that grand idea, that dream of yours, the one that you stumble over […]

Leading by Example! People “Listen” to What You Do…

Leading by example is a popular term in the conversation about effective leadership. However, what does it really mean? All leaders independent of their “address” within the hierarchy actually do lead by example. Leading by example is a default position simply for the fact the people “listen” to the leader’s actions far more than they listen […]

Know Your Baby Boomers

More insights on leading a multigenerational workforce It’s complicated… somewhat, at least. We face a challenge that is new to everybody: a truly multigenerational workplace. How should we operate in such an environment? How can I be most effective as a leader and create productive results? Find out about the boomers…. It’s important to recognize […]

10.5 Gifts of Kindness!

Effective leaders love people and kindness plays an important role. They are authentic, do what they say that they are going to do and create a motivational environment. Daniel Waldschmidt, a highly respected sales strategist, consultant, and friend of mine stated once in an address to a group of business people that kindness is fundamental […]

Leading a Multi-generational Work Force

The other day I got two acquaintances together over lunch. One was a seasoned, highly experienced consultant in health, environment, and safety with excellent credentials, about my age (i.e., a baby boomer). The other was a bright young professional, a manager at one of the large companies here in the Upstate on the fast track […]

Executive Coaching can be a proactive tool for leadership development

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with two young leaders in our community. They both were inspiring entrepreneurs, early 30s, highly educated and very smart! Both of them have very similar challenges, their businesses grew fast… what a problem to have?! Now they must transition very quickly from their role of knowing and […]

It is the end of 2016… opportunities ahead!

To all my family, friends, clients, and acquaintances…  This is traditionally the time of the year to reflect on the year just ending. It certainly has been tumultuous in more ways than one, locally, nationally and on the world stage. Unfortunately, many doors have been slammed shut, bridges burned down, relationships broken… However, we cannot […]

Millennials: The day of the millennial entrepreneur has already arrived

During a recent networking event here in Greenville, I happened to stand close to a group of young people, members of the millennial generation and overheard some of the conversation. Most of them were young entrepreneurs, worked in a family business or had some managerial function. The conversation revolved around different issues from employee performance […]

Talent Development Up Close and Personal

One recent evening, I had a conversation with some young professionals in their late twenties and early thirties. While they represented a variety of personal as well as professional backgrounds, the main theme of the conversation was about their career and outlook. Looking at it from the perspective of talent development, I tempted the group […]

Millennials: Our Leaders4Tomorrow

10 years QLI International! A special announcement for millennials to take advantage of a unique opportunity for personal development! The Upstate Business Journal and QLI International have joined forces for a special leadership development project for leaders from the Millennial Generation. QLI International LLC is an Upstate business consultancy focusing on two business needs, leadership development and strategy […]