written by Mick Ukleja

SANTA CLAUSE’S SECRET FOR GETTING THE “RIGHT” THINGS DONE

Be Wise…..Prioritize! Now we know Santa manages a large staff and produces a huge volume of products.  He is obviously very skilled at producing the right culture and motivating a very large workforce with a variety of talents.  I’m sure he deals with the budgetary constraints that come from running a worldwide enterprise. Yet there […]

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12.19.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE COMING TIDAL WAVE

In Spite Of The Fiscal Cliff Everyone is talking about the looming Fiscal Cliff.  It’s an issue, yet there is another threat that has gone unnoticed by the mainstream media.  An appropriate metaphor would be that of a Demographic Tsunami. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a slowdown in the labor force growth and […]

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12.06.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Don’t Let Your But Get Bigger Than Your Why

Life has a way of pushing us over if we let it.  One of the main antidotes against being a pushover is to know what we truly want out of life.  This comes down to a decision to choose you.  The most difficult phase of life is not when others do not understand you.  It’s […]

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11.28.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE BOUNCE BACK PRINCIPLE

Four Ways To Handle Adversity, Anxiety, and Fear Take a look around.  What do you see and hear?  Relentless change, increasing expectations, escalating global confusion, and economic uncertainties create an ample amount of stress and anxiety in our lives. Just think about what keeps you awake at night.  “What if__________”, and you fill in the […]

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11.15.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

PUTTING ETHICS BACK IN BUSINESS

Leo Durocher, the baseball legend, made famous the statement, “Nice guys finish last.”    Nothing could be further from the truth.  Incompetent people finish last.  Not only can nice people finish first, but more importantly, they finish better.  There is ample evidence that you can do well by doing right.  Research has shown that when leaders […]

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11.06.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Debug Your Mind

How Can You Make Success Certain? Living your life with a bug-free mind goes a long way in removing barriers to personal and professional growth.  As humans, we accumulate a set of beliefs over the years.  We usually aren’t even aware of them.  Mixed in with good beliefs are also some bad beliefs we’ve picked […]

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10.30.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

TRUST: HOW CAN YOU BUILD IT?

The Key To Creating An Atmosphere Of Inspiration Trust is a universal need.  It is important whether you are leading or following.  Leaders cannot lead without the trust of their teams.  On the other hand, leaders will not be able to lead unless they trust their teams. In a study of 32,000 employees in large […]

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10.24.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE SHIFTING WORKFORCE…..AND WORKPLACE

What Has Become Irrelevant In Corporate Culture? There has been much written and said about the shifting workforce.  We see the Millenial generation (1983-2001),  entering organizations at an amazing rate, while at the same time Baby Boomers (1946-1964), are retiring.  In our research that involved multiple corporations and thousands of managers and Millennials, we identified […]

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10.11.2012
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