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 […]
Guest Blogger: Dr. Gary Fenton Leaders and supervisors frequently complain about the poor work ethic of those they lead or supervise. Complaining about the younger generation’s lack of intensity in the workplace effort to some extent is an inherited habit as every generation has done it. As Millennials are now hitting the work force we […]
This summer, my son Sam is all in as a pizza delivery guy. Each day he works his Momma proudly crimps his collar and straightens his matching visor before sending him out the door. She is so proud that he is t-minus two years from being off the payroll so she can travel! Sam hops […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago my niece Sydney touted the completion of a do-it-yourself project on social media. The project—a beautifully engineered sidewalk at her home in Nashville—can be seen in the picture below. I chose the words “beautifully engineered” because I believe that describes Sydney and her work—a beautiful engineer. I asked Syd if I […]