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 […]
The reason Donald Trump got elected in 2016 wasn't because America wanted to make America great again. It was about control. 3 years later, it still is. So why is control important? Quick story to illustrate. Jack is our youngest son who just turned 21 this week. When he was two and his older brothers […]
Most leaders hire people that are like minded to build a comfortable culture. After all, what's better than coming to work each day with people you like? Growing research is telling us that this is a mistake. Diverse duos and teams are smarter, make better decisions, and are more innovate. See why here...
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Nothing differentiates leading from managing more than implementing CHANGE. Perhaps it is because change is often joined at the hip with innovation--launching a new product, creating a new service, or taking a company in a new direction. Sure, you have to manage each of these processes to see them to completion, but it takes leadership […]
Several years back, my brother Kirk started a Christmas tradition in our family. He gave my parents a jigsaw puzzle. Now, before you take to social media and throw shade on him for such a weak gift, Kirk had noble intentions. He wanted to create family time around the dining room table during our Christmas […]