Employee Performance Review

Is Your HR Department Lying to You?

It might seem silly to even suggest this. Human Resources is supposed to be the very definition of ethical behavior; creators of the fairness and equity policies, modelers of proper corporate standards.   Yet when it comes to employee performance review, there is a lot of slanted truth. In my 30 […]

Lead in the MOMENT

Growing Influence: Using Easy Leadership Moments

Key executives and business owners get consumed by thoughts of big picture responsibility. Thinking big is a valued trait, right? Sure, we expect our leaders to provide us vision. You have to be able to see the big picture to become a successful executive. However, there is one big catch […]

Finding Vision

The Power of a Personal Vision Statement

If you’ve ever gone through an attempt to write a company’s vision statement, you know how tough it can be. If the end result is 50 words or less, it is likely there were 500 drafts before the final statement came out. Yet it’s easier to think about a company’s […]


The Balloon Story – Avoid Getting Filled with Hot Air

One day a fellow was flying in a hot air balloon but realized he was lost. He saw a guy in a field and yelled down “Where am I?” The man yelled back, “You’re in a hot air balloon, about 30 feet off the ground, flying over a cornfield.” The guy […]

Overcoming change

Leading Change: An Old Model Reveals New Ideas

Business leaders know the challenge it can be to lead change. When there is a new announcement about something changing, you can often hear the groans that arise. Work teams of all kinds resist change. Understanding ways to overcome the resistance can be a leader’ s best answer in times […]

managing change

Tips for Living Through Change

It just seems we can never get away from change. It’s an ever-present topic that leaders and business owners struggle to manage and survive. What is so darn hard about managing change? Lately, I have been surrounded by various types of change. It seems every one of my clients, my […]


What is an Entrepreneur Anyway?

Today, we’re going to do a bit of a 101 experience. I help business owners and executives strengthen their leadership teams, but there is frequent talk about being an Entrepreneur. What is that exactly? Entrepreneur –  A word that has been associated in many fields and is defined in a […]

It’s No Fun Casting Pearls at Mules

Merry Christmas


My team and I are taking a break to celebrate Christmas. We wish you and yours a very blessed holiday season. PS- This picture is my “WHY”. This is my family; kids, grandkids, in-laws, and outlaws. We had some fun this year with an “Ugly Sweater Day”.  

family legacy

Living a Legacy

What does the word legacy mean to you? For some, it means following in the footsteps of your forefathers as in being a “legacy” at a college. If your parent went there, and you decide to go, then you become a “legacy”. For others, as the aging process sets in, it […]