On becoming a Leader:  Encourage the Heart

On becoming a Leader: Encourage the Heart

Written by Bevin Theodore Anyone can be a leader. All it takes is a passion for extraordinary results. But deciding to be an exemplary leader is only the first step to becoming one. So how will YOU do it? In “The Leadership Challenge,” James M. Kouzes and Barry Z....
Are You the Owl – the Wisest Bird in the Office Forest?

Are You the Owl – the Wisest Bird in the Office Forest?

In this last of a four part series of blogs on DISC behavioral styles, we will take a closer look at a style that often challenges the patience of the faster moving high D Bulls and high I Tigers.  If there are rules of the forest the high C Correct/Compliant will...
On becoming a leader:  Enable Others to Act

On becoming a leader: Enable Others to Act

Written by Bevin Theodore Anyone can be a leader. All it takes is a passion for extraordinary results. But deciding to be an exemplary leader is only the first step to becoming one. So how will YOU do it? In “The Leadership Challenge,” James M. Kouzes and Barry Z....
Are You the Office Lamb Who Herds the Team to Harmony?

Are You the Office Lamb Who Herds the Team to Harmony?

We have all experienced the pain of ineffective conversations – that sinking feeling that if only we had chosen different words or a different behavior in communicating our message. In part one and two of this four part series, we explored the extrovert styles of the...
Are You the Life of the Party?  The Tiger in the Office Tank?

Are You the Life of the Party? The Tiger in the Office Tank?

Remember that person who you just “don’t get” from Part 1 (Are You the Bull in the China Shop/Office) of this 4 part series on behavioral styles. Well, here is a new behavioral style who may be a challenge for you or may actually be your style....
On becoming a leader:  Challenge the Process

On becoming a leader: Challenge the Process

Written by Bevin Theodore Anyone can be a leader. All it takes is a passion for extraordinary results. But deciding to be an exemplary leader is only the first step to becoming one. So how will YOU do it? In “The Leadership Challenge,” James M. Kouzes and Barry Z....
Are you the BULL in the China Shop/Office?

Are you the BULL in the China Shop/Office?

Written by Jane Wells Schooley Who is that person that you just “don’t get”?  Name the type of behavior that just drives you crazy.  When this person enters a meeting, you just silently (or not so silently) groan.  Ever hear yourself say,...

On becoming a leader: Inspire a Shared Vision

Written by Bevin Theodore Anyone can be a leader. All it takes is a passion for extraordinary results. But deciding to be an exemplary leader is only the first step to becoming one. So how will YOU do it? In “The Leadership Challenge,” James M. Kouzes and Barry Z....

On becoming a leader: Model the Way

by Bevin Theodore Anyone can be a leader. All it takes is a passion for extraordinary results. But deciding to be an exemplary leader is only the first step to becoming one. So how will YOU do it? In “The Leadership Challenge,” James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner...

Seeing My Future – The Power of Creating a Vision Board

By Julie McGee, Northstar Team Development When Jane invited me to participate in her workshop on Create Your Own Vision Board Experience, I swallowed my inward groan and smiled, and said, “Sure.” Given my skeptical Generation X nature coupled with a failed scrap...

CREATE YOUR OWN VISION BOARD EXPERIENCE

When:  Monday, June 19, 2017  at 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where:  DeSales Campus, 3001 Emrick Blvd, Room 120, Bethlehem, PA  18020 Facilitator:  Jane Wells Schooley Why:  “If you create a vision for your life, doors will open.”...

Flying Off the Handle or Handling on the Fly

By Deb Cummins, Guest blogger  Last month, a disturbing story about customer service and United Airlines dominated the headlines. So it is not surprising that when travelling last week, I was super tuned to the behaviors of people in the airport. Upon arriving at our...

Women and Leadership: Why it matters for a lifetime

By Deb Cummins, Guest Blogger On April 25, 2017, we had the pleasure of joining the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as they celebrated 100 years scouting. Brownies served as table ambassadors while older girls took the lead from the stage. It was an impressive...
Lessons from a Groundhog

Lessons from a Groundhog

by Deb Cummins, Vice-President February 2nd. Groundhog Day. In honor of one of our team members, an official ambassador from Punxsutawney, let’s consider the leadership lessons we can glean from this holiday first celebrated in 1887. The folklore positions the...
Managing Across the Seas – A Balancing Act: Part III

Managing Across the Seas – A Balancing Act: Part III

By Dr. Dirk Frese, Director Marketing and Sales at JULABO USA Inc., Allentown PA This is the final installment of the blog mini-series about foreign business cultures and leadership. This week’s focus is Asia with a special emphasis on China. Once more, I stress to...
Ladies Lunch with Frances

Ladies Lunch with Frances

by Deb Cummins, Vice-President, Northstar Team Development Pioneer. American icon. Legend. This week I found myself in the presence of greatness. What follows is a glimpse of what I will remember as Ladies Lunch with Frances, an opportunity to engage with two...
Resolutions Redesigned

Resolutions Redesigned

Written By Deb Cummins, Vice-President, Northstar Team Development Here we are. New Year’s Eve. I have to admit that I have never been a fan of the holiday. It seems almost cliché to write about New Year’s  and the cultural phenomenon of making resolutions. From a...
Managing Across the Seas – A Balancing Act Part II

Managing Across the Seas – A Balancing Act Part II

By guest blogger; Dr. Dirk Frese, Director Marketing and Sales at JULABO USA Inc., Allentown PA   In continuation of my first blog about Western Europe (http://northstarteamdevelopment.com/899/blog/managing-across-the-seas-a-balancing-act/)l let’s now focus on us...