Trust: The 4 Keys

An elderly company owner called all the young executives in his company together and said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The owner continued. “I am going to give each one of you a special seed.  I want you to plant the seed, water it, …

power of recognition

The 10 most powerful words

95% of the people who reach retirement age in the United States are not or will not be able to pay for their basic needs … without some form of government help. Partly because they did not grab hold of the 10 most powerful words. By contrast, a person who immigrates to the United States is four times more likely …

blame

Leadership in an age of lewd and crude words and actions

We live in a world consumed with image and frankly I’m sick of it. I’m sick of people doing their best to “look good” but “aren’t good.” I’m sick of the people who cry about the danger of climate change, as they continue to be the biggest users and abusers of energy. And I’m sick of the people who talk …

Great Leadership

The One Overlooked Secret of Great Leadership

I hate … I literally hate the “I’m-a-just-a” phrase.  I hate it when people in my audiences tell me “I’m just a Contract Specialist … or … I’m just an Administrative Assistant … or … I’m just a Sales Associate … or … I’m just a Customer Service Rep … or… I’m just a … and they go on to …