Lead with heart

To be All In requires your heart… I was recently asked what role emotional intelligence plays in the 21st century workplace. My answer: If you want employee engagement, you had best be an expert in emotional intelligence. #leadwithheart  How do you strengthen your leadership effectiveness through improving your emotional intelligence? Find ways to connect with your people at a […]

Ego Leader, Beware!

There is a big difference between a confident person and an egotistical one.  I suggest you choose the former. When we are effective, we are confident whereas ego tends to hide our insecurities. Your confidence is a beautiful part of who you are. It is your conscious competency shining through. Your confidence is not defined by […]

Work… It IS personal.

I find it interesting that somewhere along the way, some clever writer wrote, “work isn’t personal.” From where I sit, work is damn personal! Our work, regardless of the type of work we do, is like a fingerprint. It has our signature all over it, so helping others perform to their potential is an honor […]

This one is for you, leaders.

Not all leaders inspire us. Not all leaders support us while challenging us. Not all leaders care deeply as they insist we perform to our potential. Not all leaders think proactively.  And yet… all leaders touch our lives. What kind of leader will you choose to be today?  How do you want to touch the lives of […]

Major Leadership Theories of Change Learned from a Child

Recently I went on a water park adventure with my daughter and here is where I was inspired by her and enlightened by some major theories of change. Throughout the day we enjoyed the lazy river, the beach and the wave pool and eventually she talked me into the massive waterslide.  As we walked the […]

“What is Management Training?” – Some Valuable Lessons Learned from the WorldsGreatest Leadership

Inspiring Your Business Potential The true essence of “what is business management” is best understood by this example: Have you ever seen a house built on a poor foundation? Ask anyone who has ever owned one and they will tell you about the endless “sinking” feeling they have inside.  A strong foundation is vital for […]

What I Learned about Team building for Success from a Second Grader

It’s the Experience What a day! Each day as a company, Aspire focuses on how to help our clients make more money for our clients through, specifically through motivation in the workplace and teambuilding for success.   As a learning company, we have always delivered experiential learning that started with a feeling of inspiration.  I have […]

What is a Productivity Index and How Does It Relate to Positivity

Is There a Productivity Index and How Does It Relate to Positivity Anyone who knows me knows that I am a high energy, high positivity kind of person. You got it “one of those kinds of people.” And over the years, many have tried hard to stomp that high positivity with their “why it can’t […]

Working Women Statistics and What Women Want, Surprises?

Welcome to the “What Woman Want” series for addressing that age-old issue. Let’s first focus on the facts about working women statistics, women shopping and what women buy. There are no surprises here, women love to buy. Women are responsible for 83 percent of all consumer purchases, including: 92 percent of home furnishings, 92 percent […]