So when Michael-Logan Jordan of Kailua, Hawaii was named one of America’s Top 10 Youth Voluteers of the Year, I couldn’t resist.
Michael-Logan, 14, was named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2013 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards during the program’s 18th annual national award ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Selected from a field of more than 28,000 youth volunteers from across the country, Michael-Logan has earned the title of National Honoree, along with a personal award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for his… Continue reading
You’ve left the corporate 9:00- 5:00 world (nowadays more like 7:00 – 7:00) and have successfully started your own team building, training, consulting, or coaching business. You now choose your own clients, name your own hours, determine your own revenue potential, and most importantly…you are your own boss.
Sounds wonderful right? It is! However, for many business coaches and consultants…being self-employed can be a constant headache or even a nightmare especially when it comes to maintaining a steady stream of income. Many experience the classic “feast or famine cycle” over and over again. When there is business booked, money is flowing; however, when the… Continue reading
It seems like yesterday when TIGERS Success Series conducted a training session for Points of Light on building stakeholder collaboration. And now the nation’s largest conference on volunteer service – hosted by Points of Light with generous support from JPMorgan Chase – will bring more than 5,000 people to Washington, D.C., June 19-22, to share ideas and best practices for solving critical community problems and showcase the ways that service brings people together across the divides of race, class, religion and geography.
For those of you interested in collaborations between business and volunteer community efforts, by far this is the premiere event of the season.
“Last year alone, more than 43,000 of our employees volunteered 468,000 hours of their time. We are pleased to… Continue reading
Noted author and leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, nailed it right on the head with this expression. And nothing could be farther from the truth in today’s workplace. Change is already happening whether executives and employees choose to acknowledge it or not.
Organizations embracing change due to the “new” economy born from the “Great Recession” will leave companies who choose to bury their heads in the sand in their wake. And just how are these innovative organizations handling the inevitable change? They are tapping a valuable resource – their , are engaging these employees to champion the change.
Employees work with customers and vendors on a daily basis. They are up close and personal with customer frustrations and they… Continue reading
Ever wonder what separates the successful business consultant from the unsuccessful consultant? The answers may surprise you. It’s not that the successful are burning the midnight oil more than their counterparts, have a burgeoning rolodex of clients they can call on, or are commanding exorbitant consultation fees. These seasoned professionals share four common characteristics that many unseasoned business coaches often overlook. A successful business consultant is always booked, highly respected in the industry, and well-paid.
Here’s where the difference lies
1. Successful business consultants, facilitators, and trainers know how to approach sales. Most people who enjoy teaching and collaborating with others are service-oriented people. The sales side of things often feels awkward to them and they have the “wrong” perception of sales. Unsuccessful business coaches… Continue reading
With a slowly recovering economy and a changing consumer mindset, there looms a handful of industries ready to lead the pack in employment growth, productivity, and overall expansion. Small and mid-size businesses in these “hot” industries are poised to stake a claim in markets that are grabbing headlines and the interest of health conscience consumers, aging boomers, “green living” consumers, and technological savvy youth.
For business consultants, facilitators, and coaches positioned to capitalize on these hot markets, I provide a glimpse at what is already on the horizon. Some of these industries are behemoths who are in desperate need of change while other industries are “emerging” and providing new services and products fueled by consumer demand. After a lengthy recession, many businesses aren’t ready to… Continue reading
ESI International, the world’s leading project management training company, today announced the release of its top 10 trends in project management for 2013. The 2013 trends reveal that expert leadership is lacking in all areas of project management, portfolio management and program management.
Many of this year’s trends focus on the need to improve project skills, process and the overall management of our initiatives. This is good news for Team development consulting firms offering team development resources for project management firms.
“This year’s trends bring a murky problem into specific light,” said J. LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President, ESI International. “Leadership
skills are lacking within the project community, and until project managers learn how to properly lead teams and their projects, project
execution will… Continue reading
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women which now make up 25% of corporate executives up from 22% last year vs. 14% at the Fortune 500. The companies, which now lead the nation in their commitment to female leadership, are featured in the Spring Issue of Working Mother.
“For women, these are the top companies to work for.”
The new report, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute for NAFE, also finds that women now occupy 26% of all board of director seats at the NAFE Top 50 compared with 17% across the Fortune 500.
The Top 10 Companies for 2013 are: Abbott, AstraZeneca, General Mills, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Marriott International, Procter &… Continue reading