To the Moon and Back: NASA-Based Lessons on Virtual Problem-Solving

“Uh Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Many people remember this shocking statement uttered by astronaut Jim Lovell about Apollo 13’s status.  Others are simply familiar with this iconic announcement, which is still often used to signify the gravity of a particular situation.  In April of 1970, the status of Apollo 13 couldn’t have been more serious, […]


LEADing with Hope

“The reflection of my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.” When he penned these words in 1776, George Washington couldn’t have known how applicable they would be to 21st century leaders.  No matter what […]


Self-Control: Managing Potential Disruptive Emotions and Impulses

She was the best of workers; he was the worst.  She was the epitome of exceptional customer service; he was the antithesis. Indeed, a book written about these two members of the same Corporate Family® could very well be titled A Tale of Two Employees. Observers to the diametrically different team members summed up the […]


Team Capabilities: Creating Group Synergy in Pursuing Collective Goals

Some people love working on teams, but there are also many individuals who dislike, and even dread, the thought of being part of a group. Maybe you’re one of the latter, or perhaps you are struggling with Corporate Family® members who demonstrate, one way or another, that they aren’t interested in being team players. Decades […]


Initiative: The Readiness to Act on Opportunity

Have you ever heard of Mary Fields—also known as Stagecoach Mary?  If not, you probably aren’t alone.  Yet Mary Fields, like so many people who helped forge the westward expansion of the United States in the 1800s, is an individual who embodies Initiative. Mary Fields was born into slavery in 1832.  Freed after the Civil […]


Political Awareness: Reading a Group’s Emotional Currents and Power Relationships

In politically charged times, many people shy away from discussing anything associated with the word politics.  However, when it comes to the EQ (Emotional Quotient) characteristic of Political Awareness, you don’t need to be worried or wary.  Why?  Because this singular skill can make all the difference when it comes to your performance, promotions, productivity, […]


Change Catalyst: Initiating or Managing Change

At some point in your educational experiences you probably learned about catalysts.  By definition, a catalyst is some type of agent that promotes or speeds up significant change.  In the world of chemistry, catalysts are extremely helpful—but in business, they are surprisingly beneficial too. Lee Iacocca is an excellent example of an individual who became […]


Service Orientation: Anticipating, Recognizing, and Meeting Other’s Needs

Who is your role model when it comes to serving the needs of others?  Do you have anyone on your team who is exemplary in their service to clients and members of your Corporate Family®? If you’re struggling to identify someone, let us introduce you to Lillian. Lillian happens to be the customer service representative […]



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