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Tag, You’re It -Jan 22, 2019

Reading time – 37 seconds; Viewing time – 1:21  .  .  . During the Q & A sessions following my keynote presentations and workshops one of the frequently asked questions sounds like this: “What you’ve taught us is great, but I have several layers of leaders and I can’t possibly Read More

How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em? -Dec 20, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:09  .  .  . Near the beginning of my keynotes and workshops I often ask attendees what their biggest leadership challenge is. In the last couple of years I’ve commonly heard about the challenge of finding qualified people to fill job openings. Read More

Focused On Business -Nov 09, 2018

Reading time – 29 seconds; Listening time – 48 minutes  .  .  . Terry White runs Sunwest Trust, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. In further service to the community, he hosts a business radio program on KIVA, called Focused on Business. I was recently in Albuquerque and Terry asked me to Read More

Standing Taller -Aug 30, 2018

Reading time – 2:23 – longer than usual and you’ll see why  .  .  . Capt. (Ret) Bob Schoultz is a retired Navy SEAL officer, an educator at the Naval War College and the US Naval Academy. He consults for the SEALs and US Customs and Border Protection and he Read More

What About Sales? -Aug 07, 2018

Reading time – 32 seconds; Viewing time – 1:09  .  .  . Question: Is sales excellence a leadership issue? I don’t mean leading a sales team; I mean the actual sales meeting with a prospective new customer. Answer: It certainly is. The world is full of sales people with great Read More

November 27, 1963 and Your Leadership -Jun 01, 2018

Reading time – 67 seconds (and worth it!); Viewing time – 2:38 .  .  . When recognition is due, what does it look like in your shop? Mark Rigby is the Assistant Principal for Operations at Niles West High School. It’s a large suburban Chicago school with an astonishing diversity Read More

News For You From Gallup -Apr 26, 2018

Reading time – 38 seconds  .  .  . When people leave their jobs for another they routinely say they’re leaving for a better opportunity or better pay. While those conditions may exist, about 68% leave primarily because of a perceived conflict with an immediate superior. Have a look at my 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

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

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