Can we talk about INFLUENCE?

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!” Thumper  Confucius said:  “Life is basically simple, but we insist on complicating it.” I have personally found this to be most accurate when it comes to leadership and influence. I was eating dinner at the local supper club while having a fabulous chat with…

STUCK In The Middle

This is a tough time of year for middle managers in the corporate world.  The results of last year’s performance numbers are pouring in and often falling far short of last year’s unrealistic projections.  This usually results in dismal evaluations and poor bonus payouts combined with the “rolling out” of the new year’s impossible performance…

WATCH YOUR …..VIBRATIONS?!?

“I just cannot believe that!!” Joseph, the 25 year old, newly licensed pharmacist, blurted out in obvious frustration. I had just met him that morning.  He was floating into my store to cover one of my partner’s vacation days. “What’s that?” I asked wondering what he had on his mind. “That lady!!” he said with…