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.
Two monumental things happened in 1985. I realized I wasn't good enough to play college football and New Coke was released. See how they were related in this video about self-awareness and leadership. https://youtu.be/jaK7aAhjhV0
The NCAA recently banned two-a-day practices in football. I have two comments. "Good." This is a smart move given the mounting data concerning cumulative head injuries. And second, "Dadgumit." Where were all these smart people in the mid-1980's? I'll tell you where they weren't . . . on the practice field. The practice fields […]
Employees will never turn down ping-pong tables, hammocks, free vending machines, or putt-putt courses at work. But here's a little hint: that's not what they really want from you. To illustrate, let me share one of my worst Valentine's Day failures as a husband. The year was 1998. Our first son, Britton, was four. Our […]
Go ahead and put away any unfinished leadership book because I am going to tell you one way that you can positively affect your leadership capability. Let me illustrate with a story. A couple of weeks ago I received a text from Fred, my banker. I love living in a small town. I have yet […]