How To Make Risk Your Friend

Posted on September 6, 2013

So what do leaders do to manage themselves in the face of uncertainty... to lead with executive maturity? Dr. Chopra uses lessons learned from the financial debacle of 2008 to offer us insights on managing risk which we all face daily.

Motivating Employees

Posted on July 30, 2013

The author of this short, well written blog is Susan David, whom several members of the Perla Group had the opportunity to hear speak at the annual Harvard Coaching in Leadership conference. She is a researcher and consultant to businesses on Emotional Intelligence... so what is the missing link to employee engagement?  Learn more about employee autonomy being linked to employee motivation.

What Happy People Do Differently

Posted on July 8, 2013

This article from Psychology Today gives a concise overview of the "happiness and well-being" research.  As we learn to live and relate in the business world, some of these studies help us to broaden our awareness, develop and trust our own resiliency skills, and savor emotions and experiences to deepen those positive aspects of our lives-at home and at work.

The Business Case for Positive Psychology in the Work Place

Posted on July 3, 2013

  This article written by one of the  major researchers in the science of  Positive Psychology states:  "Contrary to some beliefs positive psychology is not the science of happiness. It is the science of all that goes right, rather than wrong, with people. It includes happiness, to be sure, but it also extends far beyond joy to include resilience, perseverance, courage, optimism, curiosity and other positive topics."  Who would not want  more of those positive ...

What type of Leader are you?

Posted on July 2, 2013

As Jim Rohn, a respected leader once said, that leaders need to know when "to be strong but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not bully; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble but not timid; be proud by not arrogant; have humor without folly." Read more of this leadership styles article to discover how to balance your style with this advise...

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...

Positivity in the Work Place

Posted on January 12, 2013

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="HSSrVW_zYK4" width="640" height="390" anchor=""]Research shows that when we can maintain a ratio of 3 (positive emotion) : 1 (negative emotion) in the work place we show up more able to make and maintain productive relationships, have more effective team interactions and more successful client interactions.  Maintaining this ratio is challenging given the negative bias of negative emotions on the brain: we are biologically hard wired to pay more attention to negative emotion.  Often stated: ...

The CEO as Transformational Storyteller

Posted on November 30, 2011

Amid economic challenges like those at work today, companies need to transform themselves, adapting to survive and even move ahead.  But given the volume of coverage and advisory-oriented information out there, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of one important person – the CEO.   What can this key leader do? According to a recent article in the McKinsey Quarterly, issued by management consultants McKinsey & Company, the first thing CEOs should do is ...

I Like Facebook, HBU (how ‘bout you)?

Posted on November 30, 2011

By Tim Hayes As a newbie to Facebook, I’m in the process of learning not only how to navigate these new waters of Walls and Friending and feigning interest in people’s toenail painting appointments, but also how to communicate business opportunities to heretofore untapped markets. The universe of Twitter beckons as well, but my limit is one culture shock at a time, thanks. One of the more fascinating aspects of these and other social media ...

Creative Planning Retreat for Professionals

Posted on February 8, 2011

Save the Date: Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 9, 2011 St. Emma’s Monastery Greensburg, PA Retreat facilitated by Rosemarie Perla,  Executive Coach and Consultant Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your ...