Many years ago, I was leading a small group at our church. The small group Pastor at that church was always agonizing over and complaining about not finding enough leaders to lead small groups. One week, I had to be away on business and asked a guy who would not normally be considered as a … More Where do you find leaders?
Over the past few months, there have been various employer responses to this Pandemic when it comes to their business: furlough, layoffs, closures, and sacrifice. Furlough is the idea that you intend to have your employee back but lay them off temporarily and, in the meantime, you can keep them on your company health care. … More “I kept my employees working”
ATD recently tweeted out a few questions to engage fellow trainers on the topic: What is coaching? My answer was: Uncovering what’s inside a person, their gifts/strengths/desires/interests and bring it into the outside space of their lives. Helping them become maximized. To me, that is the heart of it. There is a lot involved in … More What is a Coach?
Anne Beiler founded Aunte Anne’s Pretzels @AunteAnnes, https://auntieannebeiler.com/ which is a well-known franchise providing wonderfully made fresh pretzels for snacks and enjoyment. They have a ubiquitous presence in malls and airports throughout the nation. When you untangle the proverbial pretzel of their lives you will find a foundation which is much more than flour and … More She and Her Husband combined forgiveness and faith into a recipe for life and business
One of my favorite former NFL coaches is Tony Dungy, @TonyDungy, now an NFL commentator. One of the reasons is because of the way he treats people and the way he spoke to his team.* When you read Quiet Strength, you will be filled with wonder as Coach Dungy talks about his time in the … More He Speaks with Respect
This week I’m going to deliver a series on Great Leaders with Great Content. Books written by Servant Leaders who give us a glimpse into how to be an effective leader. Today we start with Bob Tiede. I have a friend who I met in a very “chance” meeting several years ago. Bob Tiede (@bobtiede, … More He Asks the Right Questions
Here in Nevada, and also in California and several other states wearing a mask or face covering is a mandate. It is a protective measure against COVID-19. I wear a mask to protect you and you wear a mask to protect me But mask wearing is not new. Many of us hide behind a mask … More Hiding behind the Masks we wear*
Don’t you love positive people? You know, the glass is half-full type people. Those folks who see the good in everything and are always “up.” They brighten our day and give us hope. They forge ahead knowing it will all turn out good. Great leaders are the optimistic, the hopeful, the positive, and the winners. … More When Optimism is a Negative thing
Successful people and successful businesses are winners. They have found their sweet spot, where they thrive and blossom. They have found their formula. They have found what works. No doubt, it could have taken years of hard work and struggle to get to where they are. But they’re on a roll, and success breeds success. … More The Failure of Success
Each of us has strengths and weaknesses. We have those things we are really good at and those things that we aren’t particularly good at. We have gifts and talents and personality traits in which we shine. Then, we have our idiosyncrasies and flaws. We also have weaknesses. But sometimes our strength can be our … More The Paradox of Strong Qualities