Monday, August 31, 2009


Worldwide, there were only 1,000 Internet devices in 1984.

There were 1,000,000 Internet devices in 1992.

Whoa!!! - there were 1,000,000,000 Internet devices in 2008.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Number of Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million people:

Radio- 38 years
Television- 13 years
Internet- 4 years
iPod- 3 years
Facebook- 2 years

Change keeps happening-at a faster and faster, what will your workplace look like in (12) months?! Are you preparing for change?

Monday, August 24, 2009


During 2006, there were 2.7 billion searches conducted each month using Google.

Currently, there are 31 billion searches conducted each month using Google.

The first commercial text message was sent in December of 1992.

Today over 6 billion text messages are sent/received each month.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


10) Encourages feedback-an effective leader welcomes opinions and constructive criticism from his management team and other co-workers. He should keep his ego in check by realizing that he does not have all of the answers. He will make mistakes, and he needs to have thick enough skin to listen to advice from others. He is paid to make tough decisions.....with good information that is sometimes provided by others.

Monday, August 10, 2009


9) Ethical-there has never been a time in our nation's history when this leadership trait has been more important. It is great to see how employees respond in positive ways to a leader who they admire because of his/her principle-based leadership. In spite of all of the leaders who fail us in this area, there are many who do not fail us...and thus inspire us.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


8) Decisive-a good leader is pro-active. As soon as he has enough information, he makes a decision. It is important to note that the leader may not have 100% of the information available-however, he has the confidence to act without waiting to receive every single bit of data. He knows that if he waits, it may be too late to produce a successful outcome.

Monday, August 3, 2009


7) Likeable-employees are more willing to follow someone they like and respect than someone they loathe and fear. (Some readers may disagree, but in my career I have found this to be true). An employee is motivated to be productive in order to please someone that will show his/her appreciation to that employee for a job well done. Nice guys ( and gals) do often finish first, not last.

In your opinion, which of the following is the most effective way to recognize an employee for a significant accomplishment at work?