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 […]

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 […]

Organizational Culture, The #1 Reason for Employee Happiness!

Only one third of employees find the work environment and the organizational culture of their employer positive. A Wharton School of Business study lead by Dr. Alex Edmans revealed that employee satisfaction has a strong correlation with company results and shareholder value. Companies with a high employee satisfaction rate outperform their peers by a significant […]

The Missing Piece in the Project Manager

Any project manager has a tough job to satisfy all stakeholders involved! Project managers have specific targets to reach, which are traditionally defined in financial terms as well as a strict time line. Certified project managers are well trained and often experts in different project planning methods, scheduling structures and project management tools. However, the results […]

On Engagement: You can’t clean a house without being in it

In the last post the focus was about Leading Change, today it is about Engagement. The “red line” however, stays unchanged and cannot be emphasized enough. Leaders are required for one predominant reason: to create results! On that notion I define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is “through” and there is one […]

On Change: Some simple ground rules for leaders

The last post was about Self-Discipline and self-leadership and this time it is about change. However, the introduction stays the same and cannot be repeated enough. We need leaders for one predominant reason: to create results! With this in mind we can define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is through in […]