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What Do You Do When “It” Happens? -Feb 20, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds – plus a smidgen; Viewing time – 2:07  .  .  . I scored a fresh travel horror story recently, but this post isn’t about my lousy experience. It’s about how the airline first created it and then made things worse. Twenty-five minutes before departure the Read More

Focus v2.0 -Jan 02, 2018

Reading time – 66 seconds – slightly longer for the first post of the year; Viewing time –  2:29  .  .  . Vince Lombardi famously started each of his training camps for the Green Bay Packers with a speech to the team. These veterans and rookies alike, all great athletes, Read More

Facilitation -Nov 21, 2017

Reading time – 31 seconds; Viewing time – 1:34  .  .  . Recently, I did a facilitation and training for an entire company. They’re poised for dramatic growth and needed both focusing and a vehicle to bring all the voices into the conversation, so that’s where I guided the session. Read More

You’re a Leader, So What Do You Believe? -Oct 17, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:37  .  .  . What do you believe? Can you make a short list of those things you believe down to your DNA, or at least your most important beliefs about being a leader? I suspect that crafting your own list would Read More

Ya Wanna Piece O’ Me? – V2.0 -Sep 26, 2017

Reading time – 12 seconds  .  .  . Yup, the smart guys at Texas Business Radio invited me to their program again, this time to talk about vision, as in: “Why do you do what you do (and I don’t mean for the paycheck)?” Trust me that it’s quite an Read More

Your Influence and Their A-Game -Jun 10, 2017

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:17  .  .  . The first test to determine if you’re a leader is to look over your shoulder to see if anyone is following. The second test is to identify whether they’re giving their best. Why that second question? Because everyone Read More

Barometer -May 11, 2017

Reading time – 1:33 seconds (oops); Viewing time – 2:38  .  .  . Recently a friend enthusiastically recommended a line of products to me, so I poked around the company’s website to learn more. There was a technical aspect to their products, so I looked for that kind of information, Read More

Too Smart -Apr 19, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds; Viewing time – 1:47  .  .  . It’s good that you have a smart, ambitious leadership team. How else could you get from here to there? But how will you herd these cats? I mean, by definition their mental gears turn at high speed and Read More

Generation Z -Mar 23, 2017

Reading time – 59 seconds; Viewing time – 2:36  – just a teeny bit longer  .  .  . That’s right – Millennials (Gen Ys) are so yesterday. In a wonderful CNBC article by Dan Schwabel he pokes at the heart of Gen Zs, the leading edge of whom are just Read More

I Was Going To Say Something So Smart -Feb 24, 2017

Reading time – 23 seconds  .  .  . Yes, I really had something special for you. Really insightful stuff that can rock your leadership world. And it will just have to wait for another day. My pal John Howman, TEC group chairman extraordinaire and crafty strategic consultant in Wisconsin, publishes Read More

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