Category Archives: Leadership

Podcast ~ The Stepping Stones of Leadership with Jim Zelem and Dr. John Zelem: Part 1

Jim Zelem is a former VP of Operations who transitioned to be an effective leader that coached many successful teams. Jim started his career as a simple factory worker who held many positions such as Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer as he worked his way up to VP. Jim currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He loves […]

Careful, You Might Be Stuck In Your Own Paradigm

Paradigm Image

Many people in the business world know and realize to be successful, a culture shift is required. As it’s been said, the only constant is “change”. But are these individuals “open-minded” or captive in a paradigm? Now, they can be passionate about a concept they know will work. But a paradigm can inhibit their ability. […]

Don’t Take Your Perception For Granted

Perception vs Reality

There’s an old saying that “Perception is Reality”. Perception is not reality but admittedly, perception can be someone’s reality. That’s because perception has an influence on how we see reality. So in essence, perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is actually […]

Keeping Employee Morale High When Another Employee Is Getting Rehab Help

Addiction is a problem that often spreads beyond the person it directly affects. It can hurt their families as well as their coworkers. Often, addiction and addiction treatment may cause low morale that can be devastating to a workplace. Therefore, if one of your employees is going into a residential drug rehab center, you need […]

Stepping Stones of Leadership

Steps of Leadership

The author of the book “Stepping Stones of Leadership” describes his learning experiences as he transitioned from a tester on an assembly floor to VP of Operations. One of his principles was to be open to the people. Surprisingly, when he was in management, he found out the staff didn’t always believe him. The book […]

Where are the Leaders

Where are the Leaders

Becoming a leader isn’t any different than becoming a plumber, lawyer, doctor, etc. One has to make a conscious decision to become a leader. I can’t convince anyone to become a leader any more than I can convince someone to become an electrician.  The desire has to come from within. Many people just want to […]

What’s In It For Me?

What's in it for you

“What’s in it for me” is a core value that we all have whether we realize it or not. We do things to satisfy that craving. The reward can be either monetary or a good feeling. Even when we volunteer, we feel great warmth because we helped others. And one should. Yet, if it is […]

Why Rules Don’t Always Work

Rules are required everywhere

Have you noticed there are a lot of issues surrounding the rules being made during the coronavirus? With the mask being the latest episode. There are people that support wearing the mask and then there are people that do not support wearing the mask. This opposition is generating a lot of chaos. This post has […]

Acceptance Isn’t Agreement

Acceptance is being flexible

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it” ~ Michael J. Fox ~ Many times, I have come to witness a misunderstanding between acceptance and agreement. Just because I accept what someone is telling me, doesn’t mean that I am in […]

Paying Attention To Your Thoughts

Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your World ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~ Where and what do you give your attention to? You probably don’t think about it. Recent changes in our world have caused most of us to really slow down and notice what we are thinking about and what we are doing in […]