Upside-down turned right-side up: Get wise counsel

After the loss and as we struggle to move forward we will have countless decisions to make.  We may need to consider going where we thought we’d never go and doing  what we thought we’d never do.  We need to answer the questions of who we are, where we are going, and how to get there, wherever there is.   In some … More Upside-down turned right-side up: Get wise counsel

Upside-down turned right-side up: Grieve and accept

The loss has been great.   Loss of family members and those we love.  Loss of businesses, loss of jobs, loss of income, loss of property.  It’s almost unbearable.  Along with the actual loss, there are also phycological losses.  Loss of identity, loss of a healthy self-image, loss of confidence, and loss of hope.  With all this loss comes a sense of … More Upside-down turned right-side up: Grieve and accept

What (leadership) behavior bothers you the most?

I conducted a quick survey asking people what type of dysfunctional leadership behavior bothers them the most.  The options were: micro-manager, dictator, controller, or yeller.  The number one answer was Dictator, but not far behind was micro-manager and yeller.  In my book, Leadership Qualities People Crave, I call Dictators “Demanding Dans.”  They are large and in charge and want everyone … More What (leadership) behavior bothers you the most?

Friday Faith: Keep your religious life personal and separate from work

That’s a fairly popular sentiment amongst those who believe that matters of faith, spirituality, and religion don’t have a place in the workplace.  But divorcing faith from the workplace is like trying to separate two pieces of paper that have been glued together.  When you try to pull them apart all you have left are two … More Friday Faith: Keep your religious life personal and separate from work

The Wholeness of Brokenness

The best leaders I know have experienced brokenness at some point in their lives.  They are also the most put-together people precisely because of their not-togetherness.  Their brokenness has provided perspective, maturity, understanding, compassion, and grace.  Their brokenness has made them real, unpretentious, approachable, and loved.   There seems to be something missing in those who have not … More The Wholeness of Brokenness