By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, business leadership Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day” – Frances Hesselbein Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, USA, became one of the most renown leaders of recent…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.” – Benjamin Franklin Organizations can get themselves into trouble and create legal exposure when they flaunt common sense and the rules and ignore laws designed to protect employees and employers alike. I came across and interesting case study which can be…

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Why I Wrote a Book about Leadership By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker Soon, I’ll be publishing a book about leadership. Here are some of the reasons why. Lessons in Humanity: If you’ve read my earlier blogs, you can glean that the…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “We are enslaved by speed and have all succumbed to the same insidious virus: Fast Life.” – Carlo Petrini When you take a roast out of the oven, the cooking instructions tell you to “let the meat rest”. A rested roast, turkey or even meatloaf tastes better when rested, because…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu With vaccinations becoming more available and COVID-19 cases declining, more employers are opening up their doors. While this is a great change for business owners and companies, employees may still feel some trepidation about returning to work and giving…

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Corporate Soap Opera or Drama in the Workplace By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools,because they have to say something. – Plato From the time of the ancient Greeks, through the age of YouTube and Tik Tok, people love drama. Drama is not just the stuff of…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern and be clear that what belongs to other is their business and none of yours. – Epictetus In his fascinating book How Women Rise, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and his co-author Sally Helgensen, explore 12 “habits” women typically display…

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by Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “There’s too much that’s out of your hands, but you can be flexible enough with what you control to make things work” – Jordan Baines, 13 Things Baking Bread Has Taught Me About Life, A Baker’s Dozen of Valuable Lessons”. January 4, 2014 (Web Reference) Whenever I read or hear…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL In their 2018 book, How Women Rise, well known executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith and his co-author, Sally Helgesen, detail 12 “habits”, practices or behaviors they found held women back in their careers. So far, I’ve discussed the first nine in my two previous blogs. In general, these practices stem from…

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