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Who Cares About Your Company?

How far would your customers and employees go to celebrate your leadership?

How far would your customers and employees go to celebrate your leadership?

The Harvard Business Review says that Market Basket is a profitable family-owned regional chain of 71 supermarkets in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, with around 25,000 employees. According to Forbes, it’s the 127th-largest private company in the United States, with $4.6 billion in revenue.

But today, as I write, the Market Basket in Somerville, MA where I live is doing hardly any business at all. The reason? Most of the workers—and many customers—are outside. As Bloomberg reports:

Thousands of the supermarket chain’s employees have organized rallies at their local stores and at the company’s headquarters during the last week. Were these employees rallying for higher wages, better benefits, and predictable schedules — the needs so many retail employees face? Read More…

How Can Serving Leaders Help Others Change?

How do you give a green light to change in your organization?

How do you give a green light to change in your organization?

As serving leaders, we are often asked to help bring change to our organizations. How can we help others become better at dealing with change? Can we provide a process that helps our teams deal with transformation on a constant basis?

I believe that the most important skill we can develop in ourselves and others is learning how to deal with change effectively. There are many changes processes available in the market, but with all this information available to us, by most accounts, these efforts fail over 75% of the time. Why is this? Are these processes somehow flawed?  What dooms our change efforts to failure? Read More…

What are the time management secrets of successful entrepreneurs?

What the secrets of great time management system?

What the secrets of great time management system?

How do you take charge of your busy day? What time management secrets do I share with my executives and entrepreneurs?  After all, there are dozens, if not hundreds of books already published on the topic.  Bear with me.  The problem as I see it is, if you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done, when will you find the time to read a book on how to fix it? Read More…

Are You Writing Memos When You Should Be Telling Stories?

Good stories can help engage all your readers

Good stories can help engage all your readers faster

How do you connect with your community?  Stories are a great way to move people to action this week Dennis Fischman of Communicate! Consulting shares his secrets to telling great stories. His tips will help you become a better storyteller. Please share this with your communities if they are trying to share their stories to help make a difference in the world.

“My Hands Shook”

All week, I’m a communications consultant for businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Then, every Sunday morning, I tutor twelve-year-olds for the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony that’s called bar mitzvah for boys or bat mitzvah for girls. Read More…

Introducing Dennis Fischman of Communicate! Consulting

Introducing Dennis Fischman of Communicate! Consulting

Introducing Dennis Fischman of Communicate! Consulting

I spend a lot of time with leaders of both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Those non-profit leaders want to know how they can be heard above the crowd.  Every day, there are more and more organizations forming to support one cause or another.  How can you be heard above the noise? Read More…

How Do You Give Great Coaching?

How Do You Give Great Coaching?

How Do You Give Great Coaching?

If you’re a manager, and we all are, how do you give great coaching? What needs to happen to provide your team a needed edge in our constantly changing markets? I have found there are several keys to providing leaders great coaching. Read More…

Can Good Coaching Take Your Life to the Next Level?

Can Good Coaching Take Your Life to the Next Level?

Can Good Coaching Take Your Life to the Next Level?

Do I think coaching really works? Why does coaching work? What’s the biggest advantage of having a coach with whom to work? I have spent the past 30 years coaching leaders and managers from around the world. I’ve coached global Fortune 100 CXOs, Managing Directors, and startup entrepreneurs, brought in by their venture capital partners to help them build their teams. Many of these people are highly effective leaders. Coaching helped them become stronger, more connected leaders. Read More…

How Can Tracy Washington Help You Become a Stronger Serving Leader?

We love sharing great information with members of the Developing Serving Leaders community. Our community has over 45,000 Serving Leaders from around the globe. We strive to provide the best material on how to become better leaders for your families, communities, and organizations. As serving leaders, we are challenged to make a difference in our world. To do this, we need to find great people and resources to help us continue to grow every week.

I found a great individual to help you grow and stretch as a serving leader. Her name is Tracy Washington and she shares a unique perspective on serving leadership. Read More…

How Leaders Can Increase Their Self-Awareness in 5 Easy Steps

Self-Awareness can help increase your team’s performance

Self-Awareness can help increase your team’s performance

Tuesday, we talked about the importance of self-awareness in your life. Today, we give you several tools to help you increase your self-awareness in any given situation. More executives derail because they lack self-awareness. Since were getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July I thought I’d help you spot your emotional fireworks before they go off. Read More…

How Can Entrepreneurs Increase Their Self-Awareness?

Can self-awareness help you manage your emotions better?

Can self-awareness help you manage your emotions better?

When I work with managers who have been recently promoted to increasing responsibility, the first thing I work with them on is self-awareness. I believe it is critical to your success as a manager to understand the impact you have on other people. When employees are asked on surveys who impacts their lives the most, it is always their direct manager who rises to the top of their list. Self-awareness helps you understand how you impact the lives of others, whether consciously or unconsciously. Read More…

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