Posts By: Mark S. Brown

Knowledge or Skill: Is One Better?

How often do you begin a task that you think you know how to complete, but find you don’t have the necessary tools to finish? Could it be that your knowledge and skill levels differ? (more…)

You Can Be A World Class Mentor

Almost 25 years ago, I was assigned an employee to mentor for the very first time. I had no idea how to mentor someone, but proud and excited to be asked. I was also scared. (more…)

The Pace of Success

Sometimes you need to sit back and evaluate your life. How are your stress levels? What are you doing to maximize on your skills and maintain your work/life balance? (more…)

Doing Nothing Is Not Really an Option

Have you ever stood still in a river and felt the water rush by you? The water can be a gentle push against you, or it can be forceful. It can cause you to lean, struggling to stand upright. (more…)

A Failure of Ethics

A Philadelphia prosecutor was charged with accepting luxury gifts in exchange for official favors. Despite this, he has plead not guilty to all charges. (more…)

Does United Airlines Have Poor Leadership?

As you have probably seen in the news, a man was forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight that was overbooked. The video went viral, and people were outraged. They should have been. (more…)

Why Think About Your Values?

Have you given much thought to what your values are and how they reflect your own goals? Maybe it’s time to turn a critical eye to those values and how they benefit you. (more…)

Develop Your Skill of Being Reliable

There have been times in my life where I missed an event or activity that I had planned to attend. I made a commitment and I failed to follow through. Sometimes, these memories haunt me. (more…)

Being Competent is Not Enough

Being competent is not enough. If you want to stretch yourself to reach your potential, you must go beyond proficiency. Excellence is not an act, but a habit. (more…)

Does Your Team Lack a Sense of Urgency?

Recently I had the opportunity to work on a small team, but I found myself disengaged. The leader was complaining that we needed to get to work. He accused us of having no sense of urgency. (more…)