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We Need Your Ideas and So Do You -Apr 23, 2020

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:44  .  .  . We humans are odd critters in many ways. One of them is that we’re uncomfortable seeing a problem that needs to be solved that doesn’t get fixed. If we don’t do anything about it, not only will we Read More

Inspiration – v7.0 -Jan 30, 2020

Reading time -39 seconds  .  .  . Great leadership is, in part, centered around the issue of inspiration. Indeed, a 2018 survey done by the Zenger-Folkman organization and published in the Harvard Business Review Blog focused on boss-employee behavior and sheds light on this issue. Their study centered on how U.S. Read More

High BLM -Jul 30, 2019

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:25  .  .  . Of course you’re focused on the bottom line. And there really is more to leadership and performance and a new study by Baylor University lays it out for us. What they found is what you know if you’ve Read More

Sparks -Jul 10, 2019

Reading time – 38 seconds; Viewing time – 1:41  .  .  . Delivering a series of executive workshops in Southern California recently gave me an opportunity to first visit with my brother. He’s been trying to sell his house for quite a while and I went there hoping to help Read More

No Really, How Dumb? -Jun 11, 2019

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:46  .  .  . Of course you’re smart – how do you think you got to where you are? Yet, is it possible you’re actually even more capable, but that something is holding you back? The answer, of course, is yes. In Read More

Tag, You’re It -Jan 22, 2019

Reading time – 37 seconds; Viewing time – 1:21  .  .  . During the Q & A sessions following my keynote presentations and workshops one of the frequently asked questions sounds like this: “What you’ve taught us is great, but I have several layers of leaders and I can’t possibly Read More

How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em? -Dec 20, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:09  .  .  . Near the beginning of my keynotes and workshops I often ask attendees what their biggest leadership challenge is. In the last couple of years I’ve commonly heard about the challenge of finding qualified people to fill job openings. Read More

What Would President Eisenhower Say? -Dec 11, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:14   .  .  . Here’s President Eisenhower on leadership: “.  .  .  I tell you this: you do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, but it’s usually called ‘assault’ – not ‘leadership’.” That Read More

Focused On Business -Nov 09, 2018

Reading time – 29 seconds; Listening time – 48 minutes  .  .  . Terry White runs Sunwest Trust, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. In further service to the community, he hosts a business radio program on KIVA, called Focused on Business. I was recently in Albuquerque and Terry asked me to Read More

November 27, 1963 and Your Leadership -Jun 01, 2018

Reading time – 67 seconds (and worth it!); Viewing time – 2:38 .  .  . When recognition is due, what does it look like in your shop? Mark Rigby is the Assistant Principal for Operations at Niles West High School. It’s a large suburban Chicago school with an astonishing diversity Read More

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