It was a Saturday morning in 1975. I heard my neighbor Derrick whistle--that was my cue. Time to get outside and play. Cartoons were winding down and both of us wanted to escape the house before our parents put us to work. Our houses backed up to each other and were separated by an alley […]
Up until the age of sixteen, I wore bifocals. Let that sink in a minute. Sixteen with bifocals. Oh yeah, and they were black, horn-rimmed. I am not making this up. How I have any self-esteem today is a testament to my sense of humor. I actually thought people were laughing with me. Back in […]
The reason Donald Trump got elected in 2016 wasn't because America wanted to make America great again. It was about control. 3 years later, it still is. So why is control important? Quick story to illustrate. Jack is our youngest son who just turned 21 this week. When he was two and his older brothers […]
Most leaders hire people that are like minded to build a comfortable culture. After all, what's better than coming to work each day with people you like? Growing research is telling us that this is a mistake. Diverse duos and teams are smarter, make better decisions, and are more innovate. See why here...
I hear all the time from leaders that their job would be a cinch if it weren't for dealing with all the people issues at work. This quick video reveals the Top Ten ways leaders can all but eliminate people problems at work. Enjoy. You're welcome.
On a recent road trip, Christy and I stumbled upon a radio station in the middle of an “All Eighties Weekend.” There was no need to seek further entertainment. We sang at the top of our lungs for a good two hours while driving down Interstate 10. Of course, you cannot have an All Eighties […]
Recently, I had a chance to engage in a deep conversation with my parents. Two members of the greatest generation who also happen to be two of the greatest people I know. That association happens a lot with that generation, doesn’t it? Both of my parents were born during the 1930’s. I’m stating the obvious […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before … “I hope you understand that it’s not personal, it’s just business.” I tried that once on my wife to explain my reason for entertaining clients instead of taking her on a scheduled date night. When I came home later, I found a note on top of […]
On my recent European vacation, I was amazed (and humbled) by the effort of the Europeans to speak English. To go out of their way to make my life easier for those few days runs parallel to what good leaders do to help diverse members of their teams work together. Good leaders see the value […]
My son Britton recently got engaged by popping the question to his girlfriend (now fiancé) Tyler. It made me think, does employee engagement result from asking the right questions? And you know what? It does. The Leadership Formula teaches leaders what/how/when to ask the right questions. Watch the video here.