Leaders, develop your people!

Sometimes when talking to other managers and leaders of businesses, they will say things like, "I can't get my employees to do anything," or "they don't listen to a word I say!" When I hear phrases like this, my first thought is: There's a leadership issue here... Sure, there are employees and team members out there that seem … Continue reading Leaders, develop your people!

Are you too busy “teaching” to learn?

With many leadership blogs like this one, the authors are trying to bestow some knowledge to the audience. We are trying to teach others how to be better leaders. Truth be told, most of the knowledge we have we either learned the hard way by making mistakes, or we learned from someone else. The knowledge gained from … Continue reading Are you too busy “teaching” to learn?

The Secret of Success (and it’s not what you think)…

Our family enjoys a good old-fashioned wood burning fireplace. Gas logs are great too, but they just don't compare to the warmth, smell and sound of burning wood. If you want to burn wood in a fireplace you have 3 options: 1. Ask someone to give you some firewood. 2. Buy firewood. 3. Chop your … Continue reading The Secret of Success (and it’s not what you think)…

Don’t look at it, just eat it…

> I took my daughters to a local restaurant for breakfast one morning. My youngest daughter ordered a bacon, egg and cheese croissant. Upon receiving her order, she lifted the top, looked inside and said, "Daddy, I don't think this is a real egg." I glanced over at her breakfast sandwich, took a glance and … Continue reading Don’t look at it, just eat it…

Leader, Seek First To Understand…

So often in our culture and in business we are taught to find “the path of least resistance” and “don’t work harder, work smarter.” While these concepts have their place, if we are not careful, we tend to use these in a negative way. For example, perhaps our employer, customer, etc. informs us that our … Continue reading Leader, Seek First To Understand…