Leadership! Why is it so hard?

Denise CooperAchieving Goals, Career Success, Employee engagement, Leadership, Managing Diversity0 Comments

It’s just that simple. You matter and relationships matters in big and small ways. Every time you think I am not getting enough from my people, My team is not aligned, I am withholding my contribution(s) because I don’t feel appreciated… or I’m misunderstood or feel attacked; I can’t get anyone to buy into my ideas, hire, promote or pay … Read More

Goodbye 2014 Hello 2015

Denise CooperAchieving Goals, Career Success, Leadership, Succeeding in life, Success Tips0 Comments

Goodbye 2014 and hello to magnificent opportunities in 2015. Every year I spend the last two weeks of December really thinking about the previous 11 and a half months and what I want to happen for the next 12 months. Tonight, January 1, is the last night of my remembrance of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Tonight’s ceremony was about “Imani” … Read More

Who I Am IS Enough

Denise CooperAchieving Goals, Career Success, Succeeding in life, Success Tips2 Comments

Did you know we get over 80,000 messages every day telling us who we are, what’s acceptable behavior and how we should treat others?  Most of us don’t consciously pay too much attention to these messages.  But years and years of research demonstrates these messages do have an effect.  For women just think about the messages we receive about beauty. … Read More

Professionals to CEO’s: Mastering The Art Of Mentorship is Critical To Your Success

Denise CooperCareer Success, Employee engagement, Success Tips0 Comments

The Idea – Mentoring is ESSENTIAL to your long term ability to achieving your personal and professional goals. A Mentor is defined as someone who is a wise and trusted teacher, adviser or counselor. Mentoring is the act of teaching and sharing knowledge, perspective and information that leads to personal or professional growth for all involved. One widely held belief … Read More

Stop Sabotaging Your Career

Denise CooperCareer Success, Empathy and Communication0 Comments

How often do you define yourself by your weaknesses? Actions matter. Every day, you are consciously and unconsciously teaching others how to treat each other in social interactions. The real question is what you are teaching. Are you teaching others to be self-reliant, altruistic and helpful, or are you teaching them to be selfish and dependent? Analyzing your own behavior … Read More

4 Toxic Personalities sure to make your life a living hell

Denise CooperAchieving Goals, Career Success, Hartman Value Profile0 Comments

Andy and Lynne, two people who dream about having an amazing career and to be able to enjoy what having a great career brings. I’ve worked with a lot of leaders and leader want-a-be’s.  Whether they own their own business or work for a Fortune 100 company there are 4 ways about 50% of professionals sabotage their careers.  The following … Read More

5 Reasons You’re Destine to Fail at Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Denise CooperAchieving Goals, Career Success, Success Tips0 Comments

The numbers don’t bode well for most people.  By the time you read this post nearly one-third of you will have already failed at keeping your New Year’s Resolution.       45% of us will make New Year’s Resolutions or goals Only 8% will successfully achieve their New Years’ Resolutions or goals.  Of the 45% who will make a … Read More