Read Ralph's Book The Leadership Maker
Follow Us:
Phone: 207-653-2552

Leadership and Business Management Articles by Priority Learning: Career

Want to Get More of What You Want? Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
Experts used to believe that IQ or Intelligence Quotient (the capacity to score high on tests of knowledge and skills learned at school) was the best predictor of success; the more facts you knew, the more likely you were to excel. But we now know that EQ or Emotional Quotient...
10,000 Hours
“If you don’t choose to do it in leadership time up front, you will do it in crisis management time down the road.” -Stephen Covey What would you do with 10,000 extra hours? That is 1250 eight-hour days (the equivalent of 250 work weeks, just under 5 years), or 416...
Want to Be More Successful at Work and Everywhere Else? Invest in a Psychological Assessment
Psychological assessment is the process of administering a series of tests and measures to get an in-depth, well-rounded picture of an individual and how they operate.     Intended to clarify what makes a person tick, a psychological assessment gets to the bottom of what might be a holding a person back...
Revisiting the Glass Ceiling
Being a role model is equal parts who you are and who people hope you will be. -Meryl Streep Does the Glass Ceiling Really Exist? A few years ago I was asked if I thought the glass ceiling was a myth. Part of me thought, "You cannot be serious." The more thoughtful,...
Why Don't Women Code?
I want you to close you eyes and visualize a "programmer." You know, someone who writes computer code for a living. Let me guess, in your mind you see a thin white male with thick glasses and a pocket protector. You almost definitely are not visualizing a 5'2 mother of...
The Only Constant is Change
An important part of any learning process is taking time to reflect, to consider and even document experiences and insights. As I celebrate my one month anniversary as a new member of the Priority Learning team, it is a good time to reflect on the changes of the past couple...
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...
Get Engaged
According to a recent Gallup poll, less than a third of Americans consider themselves actively engaged in their work. Applying that metric to an office of ten people, it means only three of them are engaged. Committed. Devoted. Faithful. Pledged. So, what about the other seven? Disengaged. Detached. Disconnected....
Transformation as a Way of Life
Lately, it seems that everyone is talking about transformations. Transforming the economy, transforming state government, transforming graduating seniors and even transforming the ways we think about life, health, fear and relationships. When you think about it, transformation seems to be part of why we are here. If we don't transform,...
Jungle Rules: Resilience and Reflective Time Shifting
In my article in December we were examining how people fit in or didn't fit in with their respective organizations. As I was writing the article, it had occurred to me (again) that just because someone doesn't fit or doesn't choose to fit doesn't mean that they don't have value...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

Order the book!
  • Update to our Workshop Series

    Update to our Workshop Series

    Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time and we plan to start in August of this year.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

  • Communications


    Let’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is no substitute for face-to-face connection.

  • Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Perhaps it is time for a paradigm shift, a shift in how people think and learn about what is out there for career opportunities.

  • Delegation


    The final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence.

Priority Learning CARE initiative
CARE Initiative

Poll Question

The word "Empowerment" has been, in our experience, a little tough to implement in some organizations. Which of the following best describes “Empowerment” at your organization…

Vote Now