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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 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 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 […]
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

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 […]
September 1, 2018

A Slightly Different Perspective

Have there been moments in your life when you thought you were right, and did not see the need to change, only to face a big […]
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

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 […]