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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am the third of three siblings, each four years apart. Looking back, that played a significant role in what I do today. When my two older siblings flew the coop, I felt like an appendix - a vestigial remnant of my family with no apparent function. As the precursor to the Empty Nest, I […]
This weekend I turned 50. I did my best to ignore the milestone until I called my health insurance company yesterday to check on open enrollment. As expected, I was put on hold. What was not expected was the question that was asked while I waited. "Are you fifty years or older? Press one." I […]
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 […]
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 […]