The Blue-Green Algae Team: Toxic or Tonic…

Toxic or Tonic – What do you bring? Toxic. It’s a really powerful word. Websters defines it as “Relating to or caused by poison; Very bad, unpleasant, or harmful…” Blue-green algae on the one hand is in the news as a very dangerous, man-made disaster for the environment and our economy. People just smelling it, let alone touching or ingesting it, can become very ill. Tonic is defined by Websters as “Giving a feeling of vigor, or well-being; invigorating…” I always knew blue-green algae as a super-food – a rich source of proteins, vitamins and minerals. It’s commonly understood to...

How Great Teamwork Boosts the Bottom Line for Business

The tag on our logo is, “People, Passion, Profit.” We truly believe that each builds upon the other. Profit is the fundamental goal and need of a successful business. Profit starts – with people. Having the right mix in your workplace and on your team is crucial not only for morale but for the corporate bottom line. Team harmony is worth its weight in gold. Businesses with high-functioning teams reap rewards in terms of return on investment. On the flip side, conflict among employees, even as few as two, has a detrimental effect on almost everything related to the workplace....

Seven Steps to Leadership Success: It’s More than Motivation

Successful leaders (and coaches) are more than great motivators. They are mentors, teachers – and yes, managers. They cultivate behaviors in their people that drive passion and performance. In the many years of Third Level having the privilege of coaching so many successful men and women, we’ve learned some of the traits that separate the best from the rest. Lead by example. Your team notices when commitment and passion come from the top. If you want your team to go the extra mile, you need to demonstrate your willingness to do the same. Great leaders set the standard for work...

Harnessing the Influence of Power Listening for Business and Relational Success

  “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey It’s better to understand than to be understood…in business, in relationships, in life. We all have a secret power that allows us to be better leaders, managers, business people…better people in general! The power of listening with an open mind and a willing heart is at the center of all successful relationships, whether at home or at work. When we fail to listen powerfully, we are almost certain to miss opportunities to build meaningful bonds, relationships and successful business...

“I Need Help!”

“I Need Help!”  The three words that ensure your continued success. You’re a successful leader making your way to the top, if you’re not already there. You’ve proven yourself an expert in your field, a trained professional, a successful entrepreneur, or a highly effective manager/leader – perhaps all of the above. So how on earth can saying, “I need help!” keep you on the success track?  In many ways our culture celebrates self-reliance, the “I can do it on my own” mindset. Very few of us have been rewarded for confessing we don’t know how to do something. On the...

Why You And Your Team Need Training, No Matter How Successful You Are

Why You And Your Team Need Training, No Matter How Successful You Are “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway    You’re an expert at your job, or your business. You know a lot about the ins and outs of your chosen field; you probably stay current on the latest trends in your industry and the developments that will affect you. You network with other professionals, share tips and insight with the people working with and around you, and do your best to, well, do...

South Florida Business & Wealth 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Awards

South Florida Business & Wealth 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Awards “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface.”  Ken Robinson   There’s certainly something to be said for being humble, but once in a while it’s important to seek out, highlight and celebrate the best. This is equally true whether you’re celebrating personal excellence or excellence within a larger industry. For this reason we are very excited to participate in the South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) 2016 Excellence in Human Resource...

Defining and Achieving Your Career and Business Resolutions

Defining and Achieving Your Career and Business Resolutions for 2016 Most people think of their personal life when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. But it’s just as important to review career and business goals as you look forward to 2016. Defining your goals and creating a strategic plan to achieve them requires introspection and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses you possess. If you’re like most people the challenge is the fact that you’re not in tune with your strengths and weaknesses, either because you’re not comfortable with introspection or you’re unable to define those things. Equally daunting...

Power Listening: One of the Most Important Tools for a Career Boost

Remember when you were a kid and an adult listened – really listened to what you had to say? You had that moment when they looked you right in the eye, nodded along as you were speaking, took what you said seriously and responded in a way that totally validated you, whether they actually agreed with you or not. That moment was powerful. The proof? You still remember it. There’s a reason that effective, directed, deep listening is called “Power Listening.” It’s a powerful tool that benefits both the speaker and the listener. And it’s imperative in business if you...

Making the Most of Diversity for Business Success

A recent Entrepreneur article touts the benefits of diversity in attracting and retaining talent and ultimately developing a strong company brand:  67 percent of job seekers say a diverse workforce is an important factor in their job search (2014 Glassdoor survey). 79 percent of respondents believe contrasting approaches produce better, more creative ideas (2014 Economist Intelligence Unit report). Diversity enhances a corporation – no matter what the size – but that strength also comes with challenges that need to be addressed. A team that includes perspectives forged from different cultures, experiences, backgrounds and personalities has not just one advantage, but...


"I wish I hadn't said _____!" How many times have you said or done something in the heat of the moment which you later regret? Discover what pushes your hot buttons and what causes you to do or say things you shouldn't and why? Gain control;


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Gary Press

Owner and CEO of Lifestyle Management Group. Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Steve has repeatedly shown an innate talent to quickly capture the attention and build trust with the people in my businesses - particularly those in leadership positions. Once this happens, truths become unlocked and problems become solved. He delivers in an entertaining and engaging fashion that produces creative team work and bottom line profits.


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Managing Director – Digital, Lloyds Banking Group, London, England

I’m a better leader, husband and father as a result of the work I do with Stephen. I’ve engaged the programme with multiple teams over 12 years, and we continue to generate exceptional business results. I see the programme as my gift for all those who I’ve worked with and led. Without exception, they feel much better about themselves and the world they live in - delivering measurable business improvement through engagement as inspiring leaders of high-performing teams.

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