Becoming the Leader That Everyone will Follow.

by Mary McLoughlin. I will never forget the painful day when I received a letter from my first leader that began, “Will you please just listen?’ It was my first awareness that everyone did not think, behave or lead like me. I am a Driver, the type of person who is all about results. As [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:40:16+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Leadership, Mindfulness|2 Comments

When Integrity Counts

Too many leaders want to be seen and viewed as people of integrity. That’s admirable.  Lately, I have been more impressed with leaders who live integrity.  They tell the truth, honor their agreements, do the right thing when no one is looking.  That’s when integrity counts. The Vice President of Sales who honors her family [...]

By | 2011-04-12T14:50:19+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Best practices, Leadership|1 Comment

Finding Happiness

A thought before you start your week: No man ever found the happiness of possession proportionate to that expectation which incited his desire, and invigorated his pursuit. ~Samuel Johnson What do you want to do and don’t care about the results? How can you ride the excitement of the chase? What would you do if [...]

By | 2010-07-28T17:28:38+00:00 August 16th, 2010|Thoughtful Quotation|0 Comments

Inner Beauty

A thought before you start your week: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Who would you describe in terms like these? What is the true beauty that you [...]

By | 2010-07-28T17:23:02+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Thoughtful Quotation|0 Comments

Capsule 5: Releasing

In the words of Kenny Rogers, “You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.”  That really is a great way of thinking about the dynamics of working with our teams.  Sometimes, family commitments keep them from devoting the time we want them to spend on their business.  Keep believing in them, [...]

By | 2010-07-27T15:13:23+00:00 August 3rd, 2010|Leadership|0 Comments

Capsule 4: Silence

Better communication is a daily requisite for good leadership.  Sometimes silence is the highest form of communication.  When you ask a question, stop, give the person time to think or process, and avoid the second question.  We often do that because we are not comfortable with the silence.  Remember that some people take more time [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:44:42+00:00 July 28th, 2010|Leadership|0 Comments

Social Media Commonsense

Welcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday Wisdom, our ongoing effort to help direct sellers and other entrepreneurs get through the week.  Our hope is that we’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and then we’ll get through the week.  Today we are sharing some of the commonsense elements of social media that others are producing. Let me [...]

By | 2017-02-14T18:44:56+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Reviews and Callouts|3 Comments