Leadership and Business Management Articles by Priority Learning

This section of our website provides informative articles written by Priority Learning's professional staff on a variety of topics including human resources, organizational development, leadership and business management.

Priorities - The New Economy and Back to Basics
A story of baseball I feel like a less talented version of Jeff Foxworthy and his redneck jokes when I think about the way the world and the economy is working. It is kind of like "you know you are in the new economy when you have to wear a battery...

Tips for Revitalizing the Excitement and Energy at Work
Remember when you started your job? You were excited to have been chosen amongst all the other applicants. Your search was over and you were excited, maybe a little nervous, about this new opportunity. You may have been eager to see what a difference you could make and prove...

Leading While Introverted
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle Leading while introverted - it sounds like some sort of illegal activity or horrible affliction, doesn't it? Or perhaps a personality disorder in need of intensive therapy. In our extrovert-centered world, where the noise never seems to stop, those of us who...

Why It Is More Important To Give More Than You Get
(Or, quid pro quo and the illusion of employee happiness) One of the great privileges of the work we do at Priority Learning is to have access to your people. We see your entry level folks, along with young leaders, managers and executives. This sample of people and the...

Bio The Way
Bio the Way... I just updated my bio. It seemed like a nice way to close the parenthesis on 2013 and open new ones for 2014. Who knows what new and exciting things I'll have to add a year from now! How...

Power of Connection
"When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an...

Values - A Fable Rooted in Real Life
Your turn to be the consultant... This month, I want to begin a series of articles that are written in case study form. For a long time I have wanted to do this and share some of the successes our clients have seen over the years and to share some holes...

The Secret of a Sustainable Sales Culture
"Make it personal and make it purposeful." Daniel H. Pink, To Sell is Human Sales culture is a term of great familiarity to anyone who has been employed by a financial institution in the past few decades. Mention "sales culture" in a room full of bankers, or former...

Microaggression?
In a recent conversation, a good friend mentioned that she and her team had attended a workshop regarding Microaggression. She and I are both Human Resources managers, she is based in Tucson and I am here in Maine, but the term was not one with which I was familiar....

Conflict Sweet Conflict
"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi When's the last time you were in a really heated argument? I mean a name-calling, heritage-insulting, spit-flying kind of disagreement? For most of us, this is not a regular event. If it has ever happened...