THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: THE POWER OF APPROPRIATE PRAISE IN A BUSINESS

In all honesty, I’m a person who enjoys making people feel genuinely good about themselves and their successes regarding their hard work, effort, skill sets, grit, personality, and other natural talents that they bring to the table. I’m like a cheerleader—whether you made that touchdown, got that job promotion you’ve always wanted, won that highly-acclaimed Read More …

FORGIVE, FORGET, AND LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY

LEADERSHIP LESSONS THAT I’VE LEARNED: FORGIVE, FORGET, AND LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY               This may seem a little hypocritical of me to write about, because I have issues with forgiving people and holding grudges against them. At the same time, however, I definitely notice how holding grudges never makes me feel Read More …

Goal Setting: Bring It On

So many emotions! Excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, fear. These were the many emotions that were spinning through my head this past weekend the moment I was standing right outside the door frame of an airplane looking down 14,500 feet on Luling, Texas. I’ve been waiting for 15 years to check skydiving off my bucket list and Read More …

Stubborn, Apathetic, and Lazy: My Superpowers

As I was preparing for an interview a few weeks back I was running myself through some of the typical interview questions to prepare. When I was thinking of qualities that set me apart and that are strengths, I came up with three that I think really make me a great candidate. I am stubborn, Read More …

Making a Leader (Part 3)

We have examined the first two components that make a leader, humility and a leadership development plan. Humility opens a person up to the possibility of growth, and a plan provides tangible direction and an assurance of results. However, how many times have we planned to do something and it just never got done? That Read More …

A Little Bit Of Sway

Think of the tallest building you know of. Pretty impressive isn’t it? From the ground these buildings tower over us, a testament to human creativity, industry, and the conquest of gravity. Humanity has overcome the forces of nature. Mostly. In order for those buildings to be safe, they actually sway in the wind. Some just Read More …

A Vision That Compels

Virtually every company has a vision statement. Unfortunately, most of them are just fluff. Nobody in the company knows it, and they certainly can’t see how it relates to what they do every day. The irony is that somebody probably spent a lot of time and money on crafting that vision statement, and most don’t Read More …