Leadership

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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The Poisonous Stick Interpretation

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Leadership | 0 comments

The other day on a hike, I jumped out of my skin when I came across a stick that had the same coloration and shape of a copperhead. Obviously, I could only interpret that observation as any sane person would: the stick, wishing to protect itself, used a camouflage design to resemble a deadly snake. No predator in its right mind would attack a copperhead. Similarly, leaders often make all of the right observations but draw completely false conclusions. For example, when a leader sees poor quality, he interprets, I must have lazy, careless employees. When a leader sees declining performance,...

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Success Secrets from a 1,300 Year-Old Family Business

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Customer Service, Engagement, Leadership | 2 comments

What are the success secrets to keeping a business in the family…and keeping it successful…beyond one generation? What success secrets are you passing down to the next generation of leadership in your organization?

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Expanding the Team: Orientation and “Fit”

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Fit is Everything A few months ago, my wife and business partner, Jocelyn, and I knew we needed to expand our team in the upcoming year. Our top priority was finding the right “fit,” especially since ours is a lifestyle business with periods of frequent travel and a blurred line between work and play. Orientation doesn’t happen in a moment. When we bring in a new team member, it’s for the long haul, so we took the time to get it right. Work with a Professional I contacted an expert to help me find the best potential candidate, and she did all of the pre-screening for us. Each...

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Invest Like a Successful Leader

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in General, Leadership | 0 comments

Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys known for stinginess with both time and money. As a child watching these make-believe characters, I assumed that selfishness had a hand in their make-believe successes. But I heard something very different from non-fictional successful...

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Success: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others….

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Sometimes we just assume that successful people get that way because they are smarter, worker harder,etc. However, I’ve seen just one trait that all successful people share…

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