Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the movie, stop reading. Go see it and then read this blog. I didn’t expect what I found in the movie, “A beautiful day in the neighborhood.” I expected more of a children’s movie, that it was about how he spoke about difficult subjects to children. Well, it was … More What was so special about Mr. Rogers?
Making a difference or having an impact upon someone’s life often comes from things we do or say which may not be grand or obvious. Every day you hope what you do makes a difference. Yet, many times we’re not really sure if we’ve made a difference or not. Often it’s the little things, subtle … More You never know
Everyone needs hope. In fact hope is one of the greatest energizers and motivators in life. Most people want to know there is a future for them in their place of work. They want to know that greater possibilities exist. They want to know, not just that they will have a job tomorrow but that … More Future Hope and the Development Pathway
We are a competitive society. The dominance of sports alone proves that, but you can add to that the plethora of awards shows on TV, our tendency toward rankings like #1, First, Best, Largest, or, in school; A, B, C… and so on. It’s not that competition is bad, in fact It’s good, very good. … More And the Award Goes To….
A big part of a Servant Leader’s job is to deliver hope to those who work for them. Hope brings energy, passion, and patience to people. Hope creates loyalty, dedication, and long-term commitment to employers. Most people want to believe that there is a future for them at their place of work. They are looking … More Delivering Hope
In my book, Leadership Qualities People Crave, before I get into what effective leadership looks like I present what dysfunctional leadership looks like. We need to face the reality that we all have leanings or tendencies that are not so effective. Things we do that cause harm and damage to the people we lead. Before … More What are your leadership tendencies?
It’s it funny how we expect everyone to understand what we’re saying, but in reality, we don’t. Over the past few weeks my wife and I have once again faced that reality even after 33 years of marriage. We were on vacation and I was talking to her about going to antique stores and looking … More Say What You Mean
To be in charge… To be the Top Dog, the Head Honcho, the Supreme Leader isn’t that the goal of every leader? To be King, Queen, CEO or President, Senior Leader or Department Head. To be in charge or a group of people, to be in control, to direct their path. Isn’t that the ultimate, … More Kings, Queens, and CEOs
He sat there, seemingly captivated by what the person was saying. Periodically, he would nod his head up and down, like he was approving something the person was saying. The person talking was relaxed, totally engrossed in what she was saying. Every once in awhile she would stop talking, catching a breath or organizing her … More The Listener
What would it be like if our leaders were motivated by love? What would it be like if their main focus and concern was the well-being of the people within their organization and the constituency of that organization? Frothy? Pie in the sky? Unrealistic? If as a leader you are motivated by and lead with … More Loving People Creates Business Breakthroughs