Stanislaw Consulting Blog


Do You Know Your Mind?

Along with a colleague, I spoke to group of business owners recently on the topic of succession planning. Following the question-and-answer period, a man in his late 30s or early 40s sought me out with questions about some aspects of my work. He had graduated college...

Electronic Communications are Easily Misunderstood

In today’s world, we often use text and e-mail to communicate electronically. It’s a quick and easy way to get your message across. So, if it’s quick and easy, what’s the problem? Well, often the actual message isn’t communicated, it gets misunderstood. Emotion,...

A smaller operation, a new vision for leaving a legacy

When I started growing my consulting practice seven years ago (Stanislaw Consulting), I wanted to leave a legacy. I still do, but I’ve learned a lot about what that legacy can be. My original thought was that I would build a sustainable practice that would outlast me,...

Emotional Intelligence – Can it be Taught?

Emotional Intelligence defined: The ability to know one’s emotional state, manage it, read the emotion in others, and use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. Emotional Intelligence defined: The ability to know one’s emotional state, manage it, read...

Do Your Employees Have Leadership Potential?

Effective future leaders within organizations are sometimes hard to assess at first glance. This article by Rick Lash, the director of the Leadership and Talent practice at Hay Group, highlights our view of the ingredients of effective leadership. Effective future...

The Value of Negative Thinking

Instead of blind optimism and always looking on the bright side, is there value in negative thinking? Can negative thinking even produce happiness and/or a sense of well-being? Instead of blind optimism and always looking on the bright side, is there value in negative...

Losing Our Silence

Did you know that most of us are progressively having fewer and fewer moments when we are not in the midst of a kind of sensory bombardment? You know, sounds coming at you from everywhere, spaces more and more filled with advertisements, posters, and news. Did you...