Tag Archives: Leadership

Servant Leadership Tip #1 – The Discipline to Follow


Discipline comes from disciple. Disciple means one who follows and its Latin origin means to learn. Discipline is an attribute of most leaders. So how do you lead by following? Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip # 2 – In Praise of Right Ups


When is the last time you gave somebody a right up? Not a write up, a right up. Continue reading

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Profits Thru People – Action Steps – Part I


At our recent Profits Thru People Workshop we presented the bottom line benefits of focusing on four topic: Employee Engagement, Customer Retention, Little “l” Leadership, and Servant Leadership. Here are the action steps the group came up. Continue reading

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Joyfully Losing Our Net Worth and Finding Our Real Worth


Am I the only one excited about the Fed’s announcement that the average U.S. household lost 40% of their net worth in the last few years? NO, I am not anti-capitalist; I am pro reality.

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Becoming Patient Zero


Yet having a keen interest in leadership and motivation, I wonder about spreading to without what is not first spread within. Specifically, can you develop a customer WOW without developing your internal WOW?

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Remarkable Confluence on Leadership


This remarkable confluence on leadership is simply that real leadership is focused on serving others without any thought of any thought of return.

Driving home last night John Maxwell in his latest Succe
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Metric Failures


KPI taught me a lesson I still apply today. The less you understand about a problem the more information you request. The more you know about your problem, the more you focus on a few key items. Continue reading

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A Balanced Life and Steve Jobs


What stuck me the most about Jobs was found on pages 567-571, the last 5 pages….Yet no where in there, facing death, did he spend a second reflecting on his family and relationships. The closest he came was seeing his six year-old and “imagining” what is was like for the employee he fired that day to face his six year-old. Pitiful and sad.
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The 80/20 rule or why the rich get richer


So my motto is, “If you do what successful people do, the same thing will happen to you.”
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Meditating Out of the Recession


Last week I spoke to an associate about the success of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) in the United States only after Maharishi Yogi started charging for his mantra. I had read Dr. Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response and had begun mediating with … Continue reading

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