The Secret Ingredient that Makes One Restaurant a High Performing Team 

My husband and I like to eat. (ok…there, I said it). We have several local restaurants that are our favorite. One of those is a local diner, Loyola’s. If you recognize this restaurant, it’s because they are famous for being one of the diners featured on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. That’s not whyContinue reading “The Secret Ingredient that Makes One Restaurant a High Performing Team “

Onboarding Journey and the Importance of Employee Engagement

“Hiring is the opportunity to build the future of your organization. Not a problem to be solved. Julie Zuho. The Making of a Manager.  I’m passionate about the topic of onboarding employees. A good onboarding program helps to develop staff to be the best they can be. Some may argue that employees will at someContinue reading “Onboarding Journey and the Importance of Employee Engagement”

Your Company should not Die with You

Will your business run smoothly after your leadership moves on, retires, or death? It’s a stark reality facing many business owners, large and small.  In 2006, I was running the administration of a small specialty construction firm my father had started.  He died suddenly in October of that year. His role was to run andContinue reading “Your Company should not Die with You”

3 Vital Skills for Leaders During Times of Change

Change. “To make different in some particular.” (Merriam-Webster). Most companies have to address corporate change in some regard. Globally, most of us have experienced change, some significant in the past 12 months. Well, 13 but who is counting! Much of this has changed the trajectory of many business models and shifted the way many ofContinue reading “3 Vital Skills for Leaders During Times of Change”

Replay: Webinar: Culture Club or Culture Clash? 3 Practices that Maintain Company Culture Through Change

Company culture can make or break how consumers and employees view an organization. Many companies have had to address corporate change, but only half of companies surveyed said that their company did a good job at addressing change with employees (td.org, 2020). This webinar and discussion with participants discusses: Global changes over the last 12-monthsContinue reading “Replay: Webinar: Culture Club or Culture Clash? 3 Practices that Maintain Company Culture Through Change”

Leadership versus Management. What! There’s a Difference?

There is a difference between leadership and management. Oftentimes, managers are thrust into new roles, tasked with leading a team. That new manager may be able to manage a process well, but do they have the skills they need to be an effective leader?  What is a manager anyway? A manager is someone who managesContinue reading “Leadership versus Management. What! There’s a Difference?”

SPECIAL BLOG : Unconscious Bias Interview with FranklinCovey

Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Pamela Fuller with FranklinCovey. Pamela is a thought leader on Unconscious Bias and the Author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias. This interview was a part of a series for the Association for Talent Development, New Mexico (ATDNM) a group that I am actively involved in.Continue reading “SPECIAL BLOG : Unconscious Bias Interview with FranklinCovey”

Does your Brain Get in the Way of Change Management?

A conversation with a business associate about the brain had me thinking about how our own minds impact change. Change is constant. So much so, there are countless songs that talk about change: “When it’s Time to Change, You Have to Rearrange.” The Brady Bunch “Times They are a-Changin’” Bob Dylan  “Waiting on the WorldContinue reading “Does your Brain Get in the Way of Change Management?”

How to Grow Long Term Leaders? Avoiding the “One and Done.”

Many of us, myself included have participated in a leadership development program, read a book, or listened to a podcast about leadership. Most of us have left a leadership development program feeling energized and full of new ideas, only to leave those ideas at the door we came through.  I have both taken and beenContinue reading “How to Grow Long Term Leaders? Avoiding the “One and Done.””

Need a mentor? 3 Ways to Find your Professional Match

A supportive mentoring relationship can help a new agent with a budding real estate career flourish with success. The real estate industry is like a complicated relationship, often full of ups, downs and uncharted waters. Mentoring relationships can play a valuable role in the success of new real estate agents navigating the rough seas ofContinue reading “Need a mentor? 3 Ways to Find your Professional Match”