“SOS” Not the universal distress call, but the key components of Emotional Intelligence…awareness of SELF, awareness of OTHERS, and awareness of the SITUATION. The more in tune a leader is with these three things the more capable she is of creating better outcomes for all parties concerned. These are stressful times for everyone. Our workplace […]
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“Always put the professional and emotional needs of your people before your own.” In times of uncertainty, individuals make adjustments in an effort to feel more comfortable. Leaders are no different and sometimes they allow themselves to believe that if they feel safe then their team will too. That, however, is not necessarily the case. […]
Our President, Beth Sweeney, had the honor of interacting with the next generation of leaders at Engage! Cleveland‘s event, Lunch with Leaders, in February. Beth was one of about 30 local leaders who took a few hours out of their day to inspire the attending young professionals. This was Ratliff & Taylor’s first official event as an […]
I am not required to work from home due to the situation we all are encountering. Instead, I have the opportunity to work from home and help run my company behind a roll top desk (circa 1820) my father gave me when I graduated from law school. According to Dad, my desk belonged to William […]
Ratliff & Taylor employees came together (but not physically) through our Mission for Good to donate much needed reading materials to patients at UH’s Ahuja Medical Center. Our own Leigh Mars’ daughter, Cassidy, is on their COVID-19 team. A warm thank you to their Nurse Manager, Stephanie, pictured below accepting our donation. We are grateful […]
“Values + Actions = Culture.” Sitting between values and culture are the actions of a leader. Actions reflect our true values and define the culture of our organization. Actions, I believe, represent the most important component of this equation. It seems interesting then, that organizations focus an enormous amount of time on defining values and […]
Great leaders can see sunshine while standing in the rain. Don’t get me wrong, they readily acknowledge the rainstorm. In fact, they are the ones holding umbrellas over their people. These leaders do not dismiss the concerns of their team, but they also never let them forget where they are going. One contemporary version of […]
Mission for Good at Ratliff & Taylor had a great time this week with Vocational Guidance Services throwing a Mardi Gras party! There was music, dancing, games, and mask decorating. We are thankful for our continued partnership with such a wonderful organization.