How to Avoid Office Politics

Whenever people work together, self-oriented behaviors begin to emerge. Behaviors such as forming cliques, talking behind peoples’ backs, competing unfairly and vying for the boss’ attention all negatively affect both the performance and spirit of the work...

How to Overcome Adversity

The ancient Greek playwright Euripides wrote, “Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday”. We all face times of adversity in our lives, with some situations being more difficult than others. And while we must not discount the importance or severity of anyone’s...

How to Win the Race

Attending the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada this weekend caused me to reflect on the ingredients necessary to win a race and how those lessons translate into the world of business. There are five ingredients to success in Formula 1 racing: practice, teamwork,...

How to “Stand Your Ground”

Successful leaders know what they want, why they want it and how to get it. We all work with those few individuals who are naysayers or who block other peoples’ ideas. When you know you are right, don’t back down! You don’t have to be argumentative,...