written by Mick Ukleja

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF INNOVATION

4 Ways Good Companies Play To Young Worker’s Strengths

How things have changed!  What use to be derogatory — “having your head in the clouds” — has become the best connected way of life. It amazes me how cloud computing has integrated all my apparatuses and made my computing a little more seamless. As long as my wireless is working I have instant access […]

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09.24.2013
control your gadgets
written by Mick Ukleja

Email Insanity and Other Neurotic Behaviors

4 Guidelines For Staying In Control

The Boston Consulting Group gives some interesting trends. By 2016 there will be 3 billion internet users globally—almost half the world’s population. The internet economy will reach $4.2 Trillion in the G-20 economies. As a national economy it would rank in the world’s top five, only behind the U.S., China, Japan, and India, but ahead […]

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09.18.2013
For the road ahead
written by Mick Ukleja

Taking the Road “Well” Traveled

4 Essential Relationships

Often our journeys appear on the surface to be solitary, but they are far from it. Success isn’t a solo act.  Surrounding yourself with good people and mutual supporters is essential for success. We need the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support of others. King Solomon said it well, Two are better than one, because […]

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08.21.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

6 Things to Do When You Encounter Turbulence

Anyone who has flown a little has had the bumpy experience of a turbulent ride.  Turbulence is indiscriminate in its ability to shake things up.  The plane can be large or small.  The passengers can be important.  They can be on Air Force One, or a West Coast Commuter.  If it happens during meal service, […]

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07.02.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

CREATING AN URGENCY, NOT AN EMERGENCY?

4 Things Successful People Do? Some of the most important things in life are accomplished when we have a sense of urgency. And some of the greatest stresses we endure are experienced when we are bombarded and ambushed by the emergencies of life. What’s the difference? It’s the locus of control. Are the stresses coming […]

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06.27.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

A CHANGING OF THE GUARD: 6 Behaviors Needed To Transition Millennials into the Workforce

“Why would I have to do what my boss asks me to do?” The student who asked this question of his friend was quite serious. Though it seems incredulous, with some thought, that question is not so easy to answer. The Millennial’s sincere curiosity wasn’t meant to be disrespectful. Yet the perception from most people […]

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06.19.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

CAN OPTIMISM BE LEARNED? YES, AND HERE ARE 4 WAYS IT HAPPENS

“A pessimist sees the glass half empty.  An optimist sees the glass half full.  An engineer sees a glass twice the size it needs to be!”  – Anonymous Respond to the following statements with always, sometimes, and never: In uncertain times, I usually expect the best. If something can go wrong for me, it will. […]

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06.11.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

5 WAYS SMART PEOPLE INFLUENCE THEMSELVES

“Our mission in life should be to make a positive difference, not to prove how smart we are or how right we are.”       Peter Drucker Leadership is about influence.  When we influence others, we are leading them.  When we influence ourselves, we are self-leading.  That brings up the question, “What are the thoughts, behaviors and […]

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05.28.2013
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