Do you need to turn around?

January 25, 2013 - 12:02 -- Dr. Ada
Turning around

Most leaders like to think of growth and success as a straight line that keeps going up and up, taking them farther and higher all the time. Yet, reality is different. Growth is more like a series of loops that include moving forward, course turning, and changing course, while continuing to advance.

When turning around is smart

Of course, you can't be constantly turning around or you will only go in circles and never advance. But there are situations when turning around IS the smart thing to do. Continue reading »

Communication tip for leaders: Keep an open mind

January 8, 2013 - 00:37 -- Dr. Ada

If you want to keep the lines of communication open, you need to be flexible and humble enough to keep an open mind. After all, you are not ALWAYS right!

In dialogue you stand your ground but you also have to be profoundly open. Just as you express your opinions, feelings, values, and ideas clearly, you also need to be willing to listen openly to those of others. Continue reading »

Your favorite 2012 Logos Noesis blog posts

January 2, 2013 - 20:46 -- Dr. Ada

Today’s post features your top five list of  favorite 2012 Logos Noesis blog posts as measured by Google Analytics page views.

The one that was by far the most popular is also a very good one to read at the start of this year. Not surprisingly, most of the others have to do with communication. All of them are still very relevant. Continue reading »

The dangers of waiting too long

December 26, 2012 - 23:11 -- Dr. Ada

Sarah horse riding This past Semester I taught a General Psychology class for the University of Delaware. It never fails to amaze me the number of students that tend to wait to the last minute to see if they can do some extreme measure to pass a class they have been failing the whole semester. Warnings at the beginning of the Semester, regularly posted reminders throughout the semester, notes on the exams, nothing seems to work.

Unfortunately, I observe the same short sightedness in many companies. Instead of developing the leadership skills of younger employees, the majority of companies wait too long. Practicing anything, like say golf, or horse riding, without training is inadvisable. The fact that so many managers are practicing leadership without training should ring an alarm bell for you. Continue reading »

Seven communication tips for Christmas

December 23, 2012 - 20:22 -- Dr. Ada

Christmas gathering

For many, Christmas and New Year includes family gatherings and special holiday parties. Many times leaders that don’t fear talking at a board meeting, presenting at a conference, or negotiating a complex merger, break out in cold sweat at the thought of facing a social gathering or starting a conversation with their family.

It’s really not too different from having good conversations at work. Today I give you some ideas. Continue reading »


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