Passing the Buck – My Cat Hid the Remote

The other day, I couldn't find the remote. I asked my wife if she'd seen it and she replied, "Joe has it." Joe, our eight year old cat? Joe has the remote? OK, at least it wasn't my problem — I didn't misplace it. Joe had it. I wasn't passing the buck.  Has Your Cat [...]

By |2020-08-27T12:53:38+00:00August 27th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Passing the Buck – My Cat Hid the Remote

Omitting this Training Could Ruin Your Business

Six years ago, shortly before Christmas I visited my oldest daughter (Dr. Daughter if you please—proud dad) and her family in Melbourne, FL. The last night of my visit my then 17-year-old granddaughter was at work. It’s her first job. She’s a server at a sit down fast food restaurant. Her mother and I decided [...]

By |2020-08-24T14:29:48+00:00August 24th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Omitting this Training Could Ruin Your Business

When to Coach and When to Manage

One of my mantras is that you manage projects and lead people.  I guess if we’re talking about managing versus coaching it would read you manage the game but coach players. Are you doing both in your workplace? Do you know when to coach and when to manage? "One has to do with directing, the [...]

By |2020-08-17T14:10:13+00:00August 17th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on When to Coach and When to Manage

The Platinum Rule

Several friends and I were having dinner when one of the group, asked for advice on motivating employees. One of the friends said, "Well, for starters, follow the golden rule, you know, treat others how you want to be treated." Another friend and I immediately shouted no. We explained that people don't always want treated [...]

By |2020-08-10T14:07:54+00:00August 10th, 2020|Leadership|2 Comments

How to Relieve Stress and Fear with Gratitude

In early June, I received a text and then a call from the owner of a company I had done leadership development with. He wanted my advice and hoped I would be available to come to their office and run a meeting. I told him that I was self-quarantined, and he understood. However, his marketing [...]

By |2020-08-03T14:22:32+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Relieve Stress and Fear with Gratitude

How to Create a Company Culture that’s more than Words

Whether working from home, in an office, or a shared workspace, most of us spend a lot of time at work. We interact with co-workers more than our neighbors. Often we spend more time on work or at work than at home or with friends and family. That's why it’s so important to work somewhere [...]

By |2020-07-27T14:15:06+00:00July 27th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Create a Company Culture that’s more than Words

Manage Projects Lead People

When I was a young manager, I picked up a bad habit of treating people like projects. I became convinced that if something worked with one person, it should work on everyone. I thought I could create a bullet-pointed plan to be used with every individual on my team. Later I called it project people [...]

By |2020-07-20T14:11:07+00:00July 20th, 2020|Leadership|Comments Off on Manage Projects Lead People
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