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Communication v3.0 -Mar 19, 2020

Reading time – 38 seconds  .  .  . Communication is one of the most difficult things human beings do. It is fraught with opportunity for creating conflict. Indeed, communication guru Lee Thayer tells us, “The fundamental result of all communication is misunderstanding.” Communication is best done face-to-face, because we get 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

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

News For You From Gallup -Apr 26, 2018

Reading time – 38 seconds  .  .  . When people leave their jobs for another they routinely say they’re leaving for a better opportunity or better pay. While those conditions may exist, about 68% leave primarily because of a perceived conflict with an immediate superior. Have a look at my Read More

What Do You Do When “It” Happens? -Feb 20, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds – plus a smidgen; Viewing time – 2:07  .  .  . I scored a fresh travel horror story recently, but this post isn’t about my lousy experience. It’s about how the airline first created it and then made things worse. Twenty-five minutes before departure the Read More

Ya Wanna Piece O’ Me? – V2.0 -Sep 26, 2017

Reading time – 12 seconds  .  .  . Yup, the smart guys at Texas Business Radio invited me to their program again, this time to talk about vision, as in: “Why do you do what you do (and I don’t mean for the paycheck)?” Trust me that it’s quite an Read More

Barometer -May 11, 2017

Reading time – 1:33 seconds (oops); Viewing time – 2:38  .  .  . Recently a friend enthusiastically recommended a line of products to me, so I poked around the company’s website to learn more. There was a technical aspect to their products, so I looked for that kind of information, Read More

Too Smart -Apr 19, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds; Viewing time – 1:47  .  .  . It’s good that you have a smart, ambitious leadership team. How else could you get from here to there? But how will you herd these cats? I mean, by definition their mental gears turn at high speed and Read More

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