attitude

September 1, 2018

Telling Someone Off: Short-Term Impact; Permanent Damage

My teenage daughter works at a local diner and usually comes into our bedroom upon returning from what are usually very long nights, aching feet and […]
September 1, 2018

Prevailing In the End

In my book, keynote speeches and leadership workshops, I introduce a metaphor of a “Fire” to describe personal and organizational setbacks we’ve all experienced. The metaphor […]
September 1, 2018

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Beyond the horizon of time is a changed world, very different from today’s world. Some people see beyond that horizon and into the future. They believe […]
September 1, 2018

Building Cathedrals

As we begin the General Assembly, a 300-year-old story serves as a reminder of the power of purpose and the importance of viewing our work as […]
September 1, 2018

Real Leadership

Whether you’re a Kentucky Wildcat fan or not, few would argue the amazing demonstration of talent and athleticism as this year’s season gets off to an […]
September 1, 2018

My Dad

My dad was a simple man from Tennessee. He worked in a factory for 40 years leaving that concrete floor every afternoon to a farm where […]
September 1, 2018

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform

Bruce Tuckman first introduced the Form, Storm, Norm, Perform model of Team Growth in 1965. He maintained these stages were not only predictable, but necessary and […]
September 1, 2018

X & O’s; Jim & Joe’s (and Jane’s)

My friend Terry Obee and I were recently discussing the importance and key components of strategic planning. I was making my case for a methodical approach […]
September 1, 2018

How’s the View?

We moved my mother into a rehab facility after double knee replacement and several days in the hospital where she had the actual surgery. She shares […]