More About Building Better Teams Thru Trust

Are you responsible for a team at work? Is it performing at the highest level you can imagine? I’ve been writing about the impact that trust can have on your team. But why does trust matter? Trust is not merely a soft, social virtue; rather, trust is a pragmatic, hard-edged, […]

Can You Accept Perfect Imperfection?

Do you work in an environment where perfection is the measure of your performance? Maybe a score of 100% is the goal but seldom do any of us reach such perfection.

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To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

This article was originally published on April 2, 2018 and has been updated. Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive […]

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Finding Focus Creates Clarity

Discovering your Core Focus is an essential element of creating your company Vision. In my last article about becoming a FAST leader, the first part of the FAST acronym is FOCUS. Core Focus has been called many things in the history of business strategy. Many people call it a Vision […]

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Are You a FAST Leader?

International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. […]

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We’ve All Been Ambushed at Work

Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.

Don’t Widen the Plate

Here’s a life lesson that needs no embellishment…. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran […]

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Fake News in the Blogsphere???

Say it isnt so. Today is April 1 or April Fool’s Day. Yes, I’ve seen my share of clever prank notes and ruses to get me going today. HOWEVER…. One stands heads and shoulders above them all. Marketing guru Ryan Deiss, of Austin, Texas, wins the world championship in my […]