Stories Can Help You Lead

Stories Can Help You Lead

Leaders can gain trust and teach people what’s important to them by telling stories, just be sure to watch the humility side of things. These days there’s so much to attend to — now! — coming at us so fast. In this environment we often feel the...
Team Engagement = Results

Team Engagement = Results

How engaged are your leadership team……that may be only you if running a small business! With all the information on how a highly engaged team influences morale, motivation and results within a business it continues to amaze me that the worldwide surveys tell us that...
The Act of Creating Confidence

The Act of Creating Confidence

Today we are going to talk about something that is equally important in parenting and leading – the act of creating confidence. Another important component of your role as a leader is the ability to lift the confidence of your people and remove fear of failure....
Connection

Connection

We are going to talk about connecting with all people, but especially with our co-workers. The feeling of connection is critical in all relationships, be they business or personal. You know that feeling you get when someone is visiting with you and you feel that, at...
Paying Attention

Paying Attention

Today we are going to focus on the benefit of paying attention. It is one thing to obtain input and feedback, but are you paying attention to it? Many companies have extensive customer and team feedback mechanisms in place, but precious few really believe the areas...
Recruiting Dad Style

Recruiting Dad Style

This story relates to an employee that my father recruited and gave a chance, despite being told by a number of sources that this man would let him down…big time.  This man, Peter, was 25 years old, with a wife of 24 months and a new baby just 6 months old....