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 …

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 …

When Life Throws You A….Softball

I was revisiting some fun baseball shenanigans this morning and realized just how important it is to keep learning. Albert Pujols, one of baseball’s best hitters, was struck out by a softball pitcher, Jennie Finch, in a challenge a number of years ago: Is Albert Pujols good at baseball? Yes Is he a good batter? Yes So Read More …

You Are Your Habits

It’s no secret that the vast majority of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by February. There are many reasons for this, but one is because people often fail to understand what is actually required to make change. Often it is much easier than we think and we overwhelm ourselves with these resolutions. Read More …

The Currency of Leadership

Leaders often find themselves dealing with currency. Money does, after all, make the world go round. Even charitable organizations have a bottom line budget to meet. However, cash is not the most important currency that leaders deal with. The most important currency that a leader deals in is faith. You can call it trust or Read More …

Beware of Alligators and Ugly Stuff

May 16, 2017 – Austin, Texas – Everyone wants to be successful. Each person’s definition is slightly different and entails different things. Success may be financial, relational, or something completely different. There are however, certain similarities found in every journey to Success, and certain things to avoid on the way. Introducing Beware of Alligators and Ugly Stuff, Read More …

The First Step to Team Accountability

Every leader wants to have a team who hold themselves and one another accountable. Such a team is easy to manage because in many ways they manage themselves. They take personal responsibility. More importantly, if given clear direction, the accountable team produces. The individuals take responsibility for themselves and keep one another on track. The Read More …