Category: Leadership

A Changed Mind

It started out like any other goal setting session. One person was a little late. When they arrived, there was instant credibility as they entered the room. They took their seat at the head of the table. Head of the Table. Introductions. Head of…

#Worthless

When you work with people and companies, you hear a lot of stories. Some stories leave you a little speechless. They are young, talented, and are always working. I don’t mean they work a lot, I mean they are always working: weekends, nights, and…

Rocks in the Canoe

(Image Courtesy of Imagekind) We either build or inherit organizations. Either we started it from scratch, or we came into the organization once formed. The organization is intended to move forward, presumably in an efficient, smooth, and relatively safe way: Like a Canoe. (Work…

The Leadership Crockpot

(Images courtesy of Family Fresh Meals) “Leadership is a lot like cooking in a crockpot.” “What do you mean?” “You put all these little things together, but it takes time for them to connect and combine. Eventually you have something.” The Leadership Recipe is…

Meticulous Framing

During a recent conversation with a close friend, we discussed the importance of building things that last. Relationships. Businesses. Creative Stuff. Sometimes we don’t always start the right way. Sometimes we have to go back and fix. In order to build on what exists,…

Affirmation or Revelation

“I didn’t need it, they don’t need it!” Usually said loudly and with passion. Usually said with a negative and sometimes angry tone. Usually as a response to the idea of coaching, encouraging, or recognizing employees. Usually while being critical and perhaps judgmental of…

The Elephant in the Room

We all have conflict in our lives. Some good, some not so good. Recently I had the privilege of working with a leadership team on conflict and their conflict styles. We talked about the various ways or methods to conflict well as a team….

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