Emotional Labor: A Bridge to the Future of Veterans in the Workplace

“Forty years ago, Arlie Russell Hochschild wrote about emotional labor…” so starts the insightful reflection by Seth Godin, a name synonymous with identifying and unraveling the layers of modern professional life. Godin touches upon a vital yet often overlooked aspect of work: emotional labor. While the industrial age celebrated the mechanical task-driven output, today, the emotional […]

The Power of Celebration: Inspiring Leadership and Employee Retention

The magic of December is undeniable. With many religious and cultural holidays around the corner, the world lights up in joy, gratitude, and celebration. While many of these festivities primarily focus on spiritual and familial connections, they also indirectly underscore a pivotal lesson for business leadership: the power of celebrating people and their achievements. When […]

The Role of Leadership in Workplace Culture: Thrive or Wilt?

Culture is one of the most critical factors determining any organization’s longevity and success. While many variables contribute to the culture, leadership is a primary influencer. It’s no wonder the famous saying goes, “People don’t leave jobs; they leave leaders.” Understanding the impact leadership has on workplace culture is crucial for growth and success. Why […]

The Power of Recharging: Balancing Life’s Bubbles for Mission Achievement

As I feel the fall wind rustling through the leaves, I’m reminded of my love for being out in the field hunting, enjoying long walks, and spending quality time with friends and family. During these moments, I realize the significance of rewarding myself for my hard work in various aspects of life, including my career, […]

Transforming Passion into Action: Crafting a Compelling Value Proposition

As I continue to meet passionate, experienced people with a burning desire to share their knowledge and expertise, I often think about this common dilemma: Why do they struggle to gain the traction and attention their passion and experience deserve? It’s a conundrum that many of us can relate to, and it’s rooted in our […]

Embracing Change: Seasons, Transition & Thriving with Veteran READY

As soon the leaves begin to change color and the air turns crisp, we find ourselves at the cusp of a new season. The transition from summer to fall, and eventually to winter, is a gentle reminder of the inevitability of change. As nature undergoes these cyclical shifts, so do our lives, careers, and personal […]

Why People Quit: A Call for Leaders to Transform

As I dive into the concept of quitting, I am reminded that this word is multifaceted. Initially, it conveys notions of giving up or admitting defeat. However, there is also a more profound meaning hidden within its depths. To quit can also signify liberation, settling debts, and embarking on a new path. It is this […]

Prevent Failures in the Workplace by Investing in Quality Leadership Training

I’m sure you’ve heard people say “This is the way we’ve always done it.” Although a set way of doing certain things is important, in leadership, we should always challenge traditional thinking in leadership training. We often hear, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:15). The value of leadership training is undeniable […]

Dive in with David on this recent Podcasts!

David Nordel is being featured on another great podcasts called The Vertical Momentum Resiliency Podcast where he gives his insights and the struggles he faced on his journey to become a leader.