Look at me!

June 13, 2012 - 23:38 -- Dr. Ada

Oophaga pumilio

I just came back from a trip to Costa Rica. While enjoying nature there, I gathered many lessons that can apply to leadership. Today I want to share what I learned from the commonly called Blue-Jean frog, which is one of the most conspicuous of the Costa Rican frogs. Continue reading »

Do you have a progress bar?

June 10, 2012 - 16:20 -- Dr. Ada


What do videogame designers know that leaders should know? That progress is a great human motivator! Most successful videogames have progress indicators and achievement markers. Videogame designers know how to create a sense of progress within all stages of the game. That’s what hooks the player into the game!

Effective leaders need to do the same for their subordinates. Continue reading »

The power of small wins

June 6, 2012 - 13:52 -- Dr. Ada

Old school

Many things happen in the workday of an organization. Leaders have the power to affect progress and nourish employee’s motivation and engagement. After all, employee engagement is what drives the bottom line. How can you make a difference in the performance of the people that report to you?

The answer is so common place and simple that only 5 % of leaders recognize it. Continue reading »

Do you know how to say NO?

May 27, 2012 - 16:05 -- Dr. Ada

It's a No!

We spent this weekend with my husband’s grandson and his parents. Whenever I spend time with small children I’m reminded anew of how important it is to know how to say no. Gavin is almost 4 years old. It is fascinating to see how he can read his parents (and us, for that matter) to know when their no is firm, and when, by whining and pleading he might be able to get his way.

Many leadership situations are similar to parenting ones. . . Continue reading »


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