I had been carrying around two jars of fig preserves in my truck for a couple of weeks. It's an annual Christmas tradition. Not carrying fig preserves in my truck, but the fact that Christy's mom, Nancy, provides us with many jars of fig preserves each holiday season. We make it a point to give […]
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate yourself as a boss? WIth 1 = “I have no clue.” And 10 = “I got this. Don’t need any help.” When I ask this of my clients, most rate themselves quickly because they want to see how they stack up against other bosses […]
Being under pressure to perform can be productive in short bursts, but over the long haul, see what works better on this week's version of the Leadership Formula vlog. Click here. Join the tribe! Sign up here for my weekly blog/vlog designed to help leaders align and engage their employees.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Back in the day, I coached all my boys in just about every sport you can imagine. I only had one bad experience--the 2006 Devil Rays. To say the Devil Rays were the second coming of the Bad News Bears baseball team would be a gross insult to Tatum O'Neal and Walter Matthau. My debacle […]