contribution

September 1, 2018

Observations from a Summer Vacation

It’s vacation season and many of us will be traveling this summer. It is indeed a time to relax, unwind and reconnect with family and friends. […]
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

Emotional Intelligence: A Key Factor in Life, Business & Politics

The political season is in full swing, and with primary elections in May, general elections in November and many more to follow, it is not uncommon […]
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

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

Management and Leadership

Management guru Warren Bennis said most organizations are over managed and under led. And while management is essential, leadership is equally important and a key factor […]
September 1, 2018

Unsung Heroes

When I first met Dave Tatman, plant manager of the Corvette Assembly plant, I knew I had encountered a special person. During one of the daily […]
September 29, 2018

Simple yet profound

An elderly women dies in a small community. She was a simple women, lived a simple life and had outlived all relatives and friends. When she […]