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What Would President Eisenhower Say? -Dec 11, 2018

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:14   .  .  . Here’s President Eisenhower on leadership: “.  .  .  I tell you this: you do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, but it’s usually called ‘assault’ – not ‘leadership’.” That 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

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership Is Fragile -Jan 03, 2017

Reading time – 33 seconds; Viewing time – 1:01  .  .  . “Leadership is fragile. It is more a matter of mind and heart than resources  .  .  . ” So said Gene Kranz, Apollo Program mission controller in his 2010 book “Failure Is Not An Option.” Yes, that Gene Read More

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