The Sharpening Stone – Choose to be Resilient

If nothing else, the pandemic of this past year has increased our awareness of the importance of resilience – for individuals, for families and communities, and for business organizations. We are well aware that, in the face of stress and change, some leaders and organizations thrive while others falter and even [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Choose to be Resilient2021-08-24T00:53:50+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Declare Your Outlook

Hi Everyone! We all can learn from our past, and 2020 was a year unlike any other.  In fact, it was an incredibly challenging year that threw everything that we considered normal upside down.  From COVID, to the election, to racial justice issues, businesses shuttering, home/online schooling, and events cancelled; along with guidelines [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Declare Your Outlook2021-03-08T13:17:10+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Headwind or Tailwind? Building Your COVID-19 Sales Recovery Strategy

Hello, this is Michael Lambert with True Edge Performance Solutions, a management consulting firm in Lancaster, PA.  I’d like to cover a few points about not only staying afloat today, but taking advantage of the situation and building momentum for an eventual exit. There is no need to talk about the latest details [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Headwind or Tailwind? Building Your COVID-19 Sales Recovery Strategy2020-10-14T02:14:17+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Leading in the Face of COVID-19

Today we have a special audio edition of Sharpening Stone in light of the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 coronavirus situation.  I’m Rob Skacel, business psychologist with True Edge Performance Solutions. Wow, it seems everything’s changed over the past few days – schools and colleges shutting down, professional sports suspending their seasons, travel restrictions, event [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Leading in the Face of COVID-192020-10-14T02:14:21+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Awaken the Sleeping Giant

I'd like to tell a couple of stories today, and I suspect you'll probably nod your heads and recognize some of the scenarios. There was a sales team that I knew, and they did okay.  They were close to quota, but never really blew it out, nor completely bombed.  I asked the manager [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Awaken the Sleeping Giant2020-10-14T02:00:20+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Saying “Yes” and Saying “No”

Have you ever stopped to realize that two of the simplest and most common words we use shape the direction of our lives and how we navigate our work and personal worlds? Those words are “yes” and “no”. What we say “yes” to and what we say “no” to define who we are, [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Saying “Yes” and Saying “No”2020-10-14T02:03:13+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – The Trouble with Anonymous Feedback

Conventional wisdom says that if you want people to tell you the truth, let them do so anonymously. I disagree. Anonymous 360s and workplace climate surveys have their place, but sometimes they cause more damage than good. You would be amazed how often survey respondents misunderstand questions, produce indecipherable responses, or base their [...]

The Sharpening Stone – The Trouble with Anonymous Feedback2020-10-14T02:09:32+00:00

The Sharpening Stone – Lessons from Goldilocks

We’re all familiar with the children’s story, “The Three Bears” and how the young girl Goldilocks gets lost and wanders into their home where she proceeds to try their three bowls of porridge, to sit in their three chairs, and finally to try out their three beds. In each case, one is “too [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Lessons from Goldilocks2020-10-14T02:10:22+00:00
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