This holiday season, BELIEVE. Believe in yourself, believe in others, believe in a higher power, and believe in the true meaning of the season.  Whatever your holiday, and whatever your current stage in life, BELIEVE. Be thankful for what you have instead of dwelling on what you don’t have. Embrace diversity and respect differences in opinions and perspectives; it

Ten years ago, things were scary.  We had a soft economy, a divided government, and in the hospitality industry, the outlook wasn’t the greatest.  Sounds eerily familiar. Enter, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; December 14th, 2010. The goal wasn’t to be bigger or better; or break records in Las Vegas.   The goal was to not only make a difference,

We can all agree that it’s very difficult to foster productive, meaningful relationships at work, at home, or in the community without effective communication.   By the same token, it’s nearly impossible to communicate effectively, with anyone, without some level of understanding. Thought for the week: Intentionally seeking to understand, in any situation, magically transforms: Heated arguments into conversationsMere acquaintances into meaningful relationshipsBad days

Empathy, the ability to understand how other people feel, is the bridge over the invisible “river of trust” flowing between any leader and those they lead. It’s a special leadership trait rarely practiced enough. However, when leaders successfully deploy empathy, their teams feel welcome and become moved to move. Empathy is about understanding, not necessarily agreeing.