One idea many of us have heard is the benefit in creating goals and objectives that are SMART. Google will give you quite a few definitions of the “SMART objective,” and in fact, you may have some of your own (I would love to hear your definitions/variations). Most of the time, the “SMART objective” will
Those that know and have worked with me understand the passion I have for creating alignment throughout an organization, and the most important form of alignment to me is of an employee to the overall mission and vision of an organization. Co-missioning is a critical way to capture the head, the hands, and most of
I have been traveling to the islands since I was twelve. In high school, between trips to the beach, I flew small planes around and between the islands. During college, I spent a semester at Kapiolani Community College studying business and waiting tables at the Plaza Club. These past few years as I finished my
This past month I have been re-watching Ken Burn’s award winning documentary on the Civil War. http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/ During the documentary it spelled out President Lincoln’s proclamation of Thanksgiving. http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lin…/speeches/thanks.htm “It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the
55 years ago today, my brother Tom was born. Six short years ago, he became the inspiration behind what many of you know as LeaderShip at the Helm, as he battled cancer. Today, in celebration of his birthday, I launch the fresh Sicora Consulting, Inc website and LeaderShip at the Helm and logo. Looking forward
Presenting at EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands… initial findings of my research on Personality Styles and Culture of Trust. Please contact me if you would like to learn more.
I spent time last week with my cohort from the University of St. Thomas doctorate program in Organization Development. We talked a lot about change, managing through change, and how it is a lot like death. But as many of us have learned, dying really is just a new beginning. No more was that true
I had the privilege to see and listen to Jim Collins (author of “Good to Great” and recently “Great by Choice”) kick off the ASTD International Conference in Denver on May 7, 2012. He said that greatness is not something of circumstance, it is a choice, and one of the critical choices that leaders need
Having managed learning and development budgets that have been as large as 22 million dollars, and as little as $0, I have learned the value of a well constructed learning intervention that has ‘stickiness’.
Last month I had the opportunity to listen to Harry Kraemmer speak at an event in Chicago prior to me running an Insights session for an organization’s emerging leaders. The organization asked Harry to speak on his book “From Values to Action”.