Change Is Hard (a.k.a., Why I Quit Smoking 247 Times!)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Change Management | 9 comments

People can and do make changes in their lives every day. Here are some tips to practice when you REALLY are serious about change–

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Wearing My Birthday Suit at Work

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Engagement, Happiness | 0 comments

I’ve learned that clothes can be stained and crotches can blow out from the end of the zipper to the top of the waistband. So now I just wear my birthday suit at work. And it’s paid off in a HUGE way!

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Getting Your Way: Good Old Fashioned Manipulation

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Change Management, Engagement | 6 comments

Manipulation gets a bad rap. I mean, who doesn’t want more control or influence over other people or situations? I know I do!

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What’s Your Legacy?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 9 comments

My father left me quite a legacy, but it didn’t come in the form of an endowment or a trust fund. His legacy came from how he lived his life, a life that left a mark in the lives of so many others after he left us. Most legacies aren’t financial With all the DNA tests available, I wonder if some “lucky” kid will soon learn that he can call Warren Buffett or Bill Gates “Daddy.” If that were the case (and I don’t think it is), you might inherit an endowment or a trust fund. But not necessarily a legacy. Most legacies aren’t...

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Engagement at a Deathcore Concert

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Engagement | 1 comment

When you’re engaged in your work, whether you lead a rock band, sell tacos out of food truck, or manage a department of accountants, it shows up in how you show up each day

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How to Destroy Your Business (PSST! It’s Tied to Your Culture)

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Corporate culture is a living organism that goes viral. It breathes (and sometimes seethes) inside employees, and then it spreads to customers.

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Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Engagement | 4 comments

We used to sing this song in Sunday school when I was a kid that said, “Oh, be careful little mouth what you say.”
As I evolve as a leader, I’m starting to think that every management meeting should start off with participants singing a few rounds of this song to remember the basics about respect.

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Boosting My Humanity Quotient

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Happiness | 1 comment

Until moments ago, I thought I had coined the phrase Humanity Quotient. But apparently, the phrase is already in common use. Instead of rehashing what others have shared, I want to share my own personal lessons on how to increase my connection with the world around me. Meaningful Connection Begins with Intentional Disconnection All day long, we hear stories of human tragedy, the type of story that makes you aware of something horrific but fails to point you to a way to help. And even if you can help, there are more tragic stories than hours...

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3 Practices of Happy People

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Happiness | 1 comment

How do people become and stay happy—whether or not they have external trappings of what we might consider success? Here are three things happy people do differently…

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Leaders at Work: Raise Your Hand if You Need Help!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

He should have raised his hand and asked for help. He didn’t. Instead, he shredded thousands of documents in an attempt to destroy the evidence that he was in over his head. How did that work out? The manager went to prison where he died.

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