3 Questions to Keep your Leadership Focus

It’s easy to get bogged down in daily activities that take us away from the important things in work and life. When that happens it’s also easy to lose our focus and then the important things don’t seem so important anymore. They merely get lost in all the activities and chaos that surround our […]

The Magic of Being Honest

I recently asked someone for feedback and they gave me their honest opinion. I was lucky. Their honesty inspired my thinking and opened up my mind to new ideas so I could turn something good into something great. The magic was in the way they were honest. I like the transitive form of the […]

Learning that Engages People Using Agile Methodology

I used to felt guilty about constantly “blowing up” our training programs and “redesigning” them. After all, designing training programs take a lot of time and effort. But, what else should we do when the world around us is constantly changing? My previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment and currently consulting in […]

Celebrate What’s Working

As we celebrate the new year, we have a natural opportunity to assess where we’re at. I tend to focus on what’s not working and come up with multiple resolutions on what I want to ‘fix’ in the coming year. What if I took a different approach? Why not look at what IS working, what helps […]

Ring Out the Old to Ring In the New!

By |January 14th, 2015|Behavior|0 Comments

Last night we stuck with our family tradition to “ring out the old” and “ring in the new”. We literally ring a beautiful blue bell that was my mothers. It’s from a church in Sweden. She probably bought it in their gift shop.

Normally, we ring the bell on New Year’s Eve as we dream […]

Take 5 to Save a Relationship!

We live in a reactive society where it’s easy to feel compelled to respond to e-mails the moment they hit our inbox. jump to conclusions before others have finished talking and get emotional before understanding the whole story. This behavior has the potential to lead to misunderstanding which breaks down communication and undermines relationships.

To […]

Firefighting or Focus?

It’s difficult to build the future if, as a leader, you find yourself firefighting a good part of your day. Life is short and we only have so much time everyday. How do you get out of firefighting mode?

1. Have unending confidence in your team. If your team is coming to you to solve […]

Be More Rudolph!

It’s easy to come to a consensus when everyone is the same, thinks the same and acts the same. The question is…will that really move us forward in the larger scope of things and help solve the big issues? At times I am sure we think it does, because sometimes we just want to […]

The Opportunity to be Thankful!

I recently received the most heart warming thank you from a member of the UNF men’s tennis team, Norbert Nemcsek (who finished the season ranked No. 48 nationally with Jack Findel-Hawkins in doubles). Here are the 3 things that made his letter to me so great: Opportunity, experience and impact. 1. He started his […]