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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

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

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

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

The Secret -Jan 24, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds  .  .  . Announcing my new book and leadership workshop series: The 7 Secrets to the 5 Most Powerful Actions That Will Unlock the 9 Proven Rules for the 3 Key Successes That Drive The 11 Critical Leadership Skills You Must  Master If You Are Read More

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