two gourmet hamburgers with basil

Stop the Indifference!

I live in a city where a hamburger routinely costs more than $25. And while patrons are enjoying them, somewhere nearby is a fast-food joint selling a burger for less than a dollar. Why in the world would someone pay 2,400% more for the same product?  Two reasons: quality and value. The same is true […]

Three Indispensable Communication Principles

You must “be” before you “do.” You can “do” to the extent which you “are.” What you “are” depends on what you “think.” -from the book: The Master Key System by Charles Haanel Said simply, you must talk the talk and walk the walk to succeed. “Be before you do” means understanding who YOU are […]

Run Your Race

From the biblical meaning to the meaning in the movie “Secretariat”, the phrase “Run your race” is important to impart to others. It says, despite the defeats of life, stick to your plan. As you develop your leadership skills, and those of others, keep this phrase in mind. Developmentally it says when you hit barriers, […]

Five Steps for Coaching in Action

My previous two posts discuss how important it is to retain employees post-Covid and that feedback is a core tool you need to employ toward that end.  So, now that you’re ready, willing, and able to develop your team, I have outlined five essential actions to take to insure a relational, professional conversation. Throughout this […]

Coaching and Feedback Post-COVID…More is Better

Based on my last blog that dealt with employee retention through strong leadership, you’ve completed an inward look at yourself, determined your goals, and assessed if you’ve conveyed those goals effectively to your team, right? Ok…then the next step is to provide coaching and feedback to your team. Now more than ever, they need it. […]

Retention Through Strong Leadership

Post-Covid, we’ve all experienced a commercial talent drain. With so many options provided by the new remote-workforce culture, people are now unwilling to remain in a position where they are not shaped and groomed.  I don’t blame them. Our job as leaders is to create a culture of curiosity, skill-building, and empowerment. However, at least […]