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.
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 […]
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.
As I work with leaders and employees, a recurring theme seems to be resonating through the workplace. To illustrate, please allow me to share three conversations I experienced recently. Conversation #1 - with my son Jack. If you follow my blog regularly, you know that my youngest son Jack broke ranks this fall by enrolling […]
Kathy was the marketing solutions manager for Cool Beans – a cluster of coffee houses scattered in the western half of the United States. It was 4:55 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Her iPhone sounded a quick ping to alert her of a new email. She touched the screen to open the memo. Randy Gaston, […]
When our second son Sam was about five, he watched my dad review his impressive coin collection. With white gloves and a hushed reverence, Sam’s granddaddy retrieved his stash from hidden places all throughout the house. Sam watched with his mouth and eyes wide open as Granbuddy inspected year after year of coin books—each one […]
Today's blog is quick and painless. Some of you may be thinking: "That's a first!" Let me say first of all, that hurts. But I am so excited about the breathtaking beauty and simplicity of today's post that I am willing to overlook the sting of your sharp tongue. Today's topic? How to put the […]
I like talking to my parents. Well, it’s actually more like screaming at my dad. At 83, his hearing is fading fast. Our family broke in a new grandson-in-law at Christmas. He thought we were disrespecting our patriarch by yelling at him, but by the end of his first night there, he figured it out. […]
Merry Christmas from the Flowers Family! For those of you who are new to this tradition, this is our 12th consecutive year to update our family and friends with a tongue-in-cheek Christmas letter describing: Our professional careers which are further along than yours Our luxurious vacations that you couldn’t possibly afford Our 36 ACT scoring, […]
Yesterday wasn’t just any Monday. It was the Monday after Thanksgiving. Going back to work after having fun is rough. Can you identify with this bell curve? During our four days off, Christy and I tried to forget about work by going on a little adventure. Typically, what that means is that we simply get […]