Years ago I was the leader of a volunteer organization that I led with all my strength. We all really believed in the mission and worked hard to achieve our … Continue reading Stay in the fight
When you meet with people, give them respect. Respect their time, their money, and their possessions. Take pains to value their priorities even if they are different than yours. … Continue reading Fred Picker’s shovel
You remember Ebenezer. He was visited by 3 ghosts one Christmas eve and woke up a changed man. Well I’m in the business of helping people change and if you … Continue reading How Ebenezer Scrooge became a hero
Was it mass suicide or mass murder? Whichever, it changed the meaning of drinking Kool Aid. In 1978 Cult leader Jim Jones was involved in the deaths of 900 … Continue reading Drink the Kool Aid
Here are a few critical things leaders must never do: 1. Don’t wimp out. Be brave! Never let them see you sweat. You will sweat of course. You’ll sweat the … Continue reading “Do Not Do” list for Leaders
“I believe in you” are magic words. Use them with anyone you manage, anyone in your organization, and anyone in your family. Believing in people is magic because you communicate … Continue reading “I believe in you”
The Social Style model is over 40 years old and is used by thousands of organizations to impact human relationships for the better. Social Style describes people on the assertive … Continue reading Ask vs Tell
Do the mice play when the cat’s away from the workplace? Do employees today need constant supervision? I’ll admit this: in most workplaces I have been in, tension subsided when … Continue reading When the cat’s away…
Several years ago I heard a pitching coach give some sage advice to an athlete that also applies to business, sales, and leadership. “Make each pitch a masterpiece”. Translation: don’t … Continue reading Make Each Pitch a Masterpiece
Accountability is a key ingredient of success. But we avoid it because it makes us uncomfortable. It takes guts and humility to be held accountable but the results are so … Continue reading Choosing to be Accountable
I went hiking with friends over the weekend on some unfamiliar trails in the mountains. The trail was exciting but a little obscure in places. Luckily for us there was … Continue reading Are we on the right path?
There is one critical action that every leader must do; engage their followers. One can have great skills, decades of experience, be the industry expert, and be published in all … Continue reading Leaders: Engage!