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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Live Up to Your Potential?

What does “potential” mean in this context? It stems from the Latin word “potential” or power, and in this context a good definition could be “the latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness”. In essence our potential is also defined by our own imagination of our limitation, yet […]

Why actually bother with a strategy plan?

Entrepreneurs, business owners and executives are taking many measures to thrive in any given economic environment. Why do they often fret over tough decisions to make sure that they are the right ones? What is it that gives them sleepless nights going over the numbers to figure out yet another way to reduce cost and progress […]

7 Keys to Mastering Personal Belief

My friend and highly respected colleague Tammy Kohl posted a great blog some time ago that I would like to share again with my readers as it timeless and may be of great value for reflection at the beginning of a year. Many of us take account, set new goals and establish “new year’s resolutions” for […]

Success: Rising beyond the ordinary! How?

Time passes before our eyes with a dynamic speed and we find ourselves often in the uncomfortable position of being behind plan if we even have made concrete plans. The question remains from which position are we going to look back onto a specific year when we reach it’s end? Will it be a year […]

Executive Coach – An Effective Leadership Development Process!

In the past, executive coaching in the business arena had a somewhat negative connotation. When a manager or leader “got a coach assigned” it was often a measure of last resort. The situation has changed dramatically during the last 10 years and people have realized that an executive coach can support them further their already successful live. […]