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Developing & Maintaining Morale in the Workplace

If you haven’t already done so, making morale a priority in the workplace is one of the most important pieces of building and maintaining a strong and efficient team. There is a very different work ethic between people who like their jobs and people who do not, and I...

CHANGE THE WORLD

When we are young and so full of vim and vigor and nothing seems impossible,  we think we have all the time in the world, we are convinced we are the next great thing and we are going to change the world!  Then the world doesn’t change, but we have time so we take a...

LEADERSHIP & VISION BUILDING

If you follow us on social media you have probably noticed January has been full of goal setting and self-reflection messages.  If you don’t follow us on social media, then you’re missing out! Head over to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and connect with us now!  Our...

Lucky and Leadership

Today I’m reminded about how difficult it is to accomplish a task or even maintain any concentration with constant interruptions.  Luckily it’s pretty calm around here and getting things checked off my to do list is generally uneventful.  By the end of the day the...

Choosing Your Next Leader

All too often, organizations find themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to replacing leadership positions.  Whether they thought that nobody would ever think to leave their organization or retire or even, God forbid, die they find themselves in a position of...

LEADERSHIP: It’s Not For Everyone

Truer words have never been spoken.  I can only imagine there are a few of you who work for bad leaders trying to figure out how to convey that very message and save your job at the same time!  (I've been there.)  Some people take leadership seriously.  They make...

TWO THINGS

We are asked all the time, what distinguishes an average leader from a great leader and our answer is always two things.  Those two things are “Do what you say you’re going to do” and “Finish what you start”.   When the answer is revealed, people are shocked, as...

DEVELOPING PATIENCE

Patience… one of the most important skills you can develop in leadership.  Because we live in this world of instant gratification and constant connectedness, it’s not at all surprising that patience continues to be a struggle for everyone, not just leaders. ...

FOUR IN TEN

As I was preparing social media posts for February I was struck by a statistic I found:  “4 in 10 employees strongly agree someone at work cares about them.”  Four in ten!  It hurts my heart to know that 60% of people go to work and feel like they are not cared...

Is Leadership Training Worth It?

You need leadership training and your organization needs leadership training as well.  I say that because I want to save your organization money, and I know how to do it – and I’m not sure you do.  It would be my honor to have you prove me wrong and you can do it by...

Taking On A Leadership Role

Taking on a supervisory role can be intimidating. It can be especially intimidating when you are half the age of the employees you are going to be leading, and/or you have not worked with those employees personally, and they are skeptical of you from the start. I am...

Find Your Pep Talk

I think at one point or another we’ve all had those moments, those days when nothing seems to go quite the way expected.  We get down on different things:  ourselves, the customers, the lack of customers, the “not enough time”, or even too much work.  When these...

Overcoming Procrastination

Self-awareness is important in life, but one of the hardest things I find to admit about myself is that I procrastinate.  It feels so negative.  But, if I’m being honest with myself (and through this blog also honest with you) then I am here to profess, “I...

Motivation for Growth

Motivation is something that most everyone agrees is important and yet it is usually one of the least understood aspects of leadership.  You should be using motivation to grow individuals, teams and ultimately organizations.  If you are chasing excellence, like we...

From Friendship to Leadership

It’s bound to happen. How couldn’t it?  You spend up to 8 hours a day at work with other people.  You’re bound to make friendships.  Some of these workplace friendships are just that – only in the workplace, but some friendships extend beyond the borders of the...

There’s No “I” In Team

If you think there's no "I" in team, you've never built a great team.  There’s a myth that’s been circulating around for a long enough time that it has become a leadership cliché.  That cliché is “there’s no I in team".  We at LIA believe that if you're really...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

It really doesn’t matter how old you are, you’ve heard this famous cliché:  actions speak louder than words.  I can confidently say I’ve heard it several million times to this point in my lifetime.  I hope that in life and in leadership this cliché touches you deep...