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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday, July 8th, the weather couldn't have been any better. The temperature was a crisp 92 degrees and the humidity hovered between 95 and 100%. Partly cloudy with a chance of sauna--typical summer weather for the Gulf Coast--and the perfect day to lay sod! I boldly announced to the family earlier in the week […]
To say my son Britton has a difficult time making decisions would be an understatement. When the boys were little, Christy had the privilege of staying home and watching soap operas with them. I came home from work one day and overheard Sam having a conversation with Chewbacca and Han Solo. Apparently, Han was lecturing […]
I ran into trouble last week trying to leave Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Not as much as this guy, but a difficult time nevertheless. Severe weather passing through Atlanta made it impossible for anything else to do so. So we sat. Earlier that morning, I spoke to national staff and volunteers at the Crohn’s and […]
One summer evening several years ago, my wife asked me to grill out hamburgers for supper. Her hamburgers are a family favorite, seasoned to perfection. And with three teenage boys, it usually takes me two hands to flip the sizeable patties. On this particular night, the burgers were so large that the boys and I […]
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 […]