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CONNECTING IS A PRIME DIRECTIVE

November 21, 2019

By Dr. Altyn Clark, Executive Director, Applied Engineering   Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman co-wrote the Oscar winning screenplay for the 1977 movie Annie Hall, and they were interviewed together by the journalist Susan Braudy. The following words were spoken by Marshall Brickman, but he attributed an adage to Woody Allen: “I have learned one […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT FEAR

October 8, 2019

By Dr. Altyn Clark, Executive Director, Applied Engineering   Every leader dreams of making a difference in the world around them and being acknowledged as a valuable person.   Every leader also has some degree of fear about making a difference and truly being seen by others.   Our leadership fears and the very things […]

LEVERAGING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

December 3, 2018

In one study that used information from the Corporate Leadership Council, engagement was defined as “the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how hard they work, and how long they stay as a result of that commitment.” Nancy R. Lockwood, the author of the study, asserted “not only does […]

WHAT LEADERS ARE LISTENING TO

October 12, 2018

TSI’s Strategic Initiatives Director, Janelle, is a podcast connoisseur and is always recommending podcast episodes to our team. Podcasts are a great way to get information and inspiration on the go. I asked Janelle to share with you what she is listening to now and her recommendations on podcasts for leaders. Here are the episodes […]

THE FOUR SKILLS THAT WILL GET YOU PROMOTED OR HIRED IN 2018

September 17, 2018

Using feedback from 2,000 business leaders, LinkedIn created a “roadmap” for employees and job seekers on how to leap ahead. According to LinkedIn:   First, let’s start with the skills all professionals should learn, regardless of what they do. These are “soft” skills, although in practice they are anything but: 57 percent of leaders say […]

WHY ARE WE RUNNING FROM CONFLICT?

August 27, 2018

Disagreements are an inevitable part of human relationships, and workplace relationships are no different. As we push forward aiming for organizational and personal success, we each do so with our unique mindset. Conflict sometimes follows. Conflict can have a negative connotation, but is it really a problem?   Dictionary.com defines conflict as “to come into […]

FOUR COMMITMENTS GREAT LEADERS MAKE

July 26, 2018

Commitment is defined by both our decisions and our actions. When we have the will to achieve an outcome, commitment helps us to discover a way. It is an essential ingredient in the formula for transformation. Commitment includes consciously deciding to learn from all of our experiences including our setbacks. With commitment, we become resilient […]

LESSONS IN COURAGE FROM THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS OF 2018

July 9, 2018

Courage is choosing to step out of our comfort zones. Courageous leaders take risks and make decisions with the potential for revolutionary change in their workplaces and in their industries. Their boldness inspires their teams, energizes customers, and positions their companies for transformational success.   Fast Company released their 2018 list of the 100 Most […]

THE CASE FOR CURIOSITY

June 28, 2018

Curiosity is the desire to expand our knowledge and insight. Curiosity is the starting point for innovation, exploration, and growth. People who are personally masterful leverage their curiosity to expand their perspective.   To hone the power in our own curiosity, we listen without judgment, embrace the unexpected, spend time with other inquisitive people, ask […]

30 UNDER 30: INSIGHT FROM YOUNG STARS AND INNOVATORS

February 27, 2018

Forbes released their list of 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: The Young Stars, Visionaries And Creative Disruptors.  These individuals are starting and running billion-dollar businesses, tackling social issues, and changing their industries.   As I studied their accomplishments and contributions, I learned they are shining examples of the leader I wrote about in Energized […]