How to Avoid Meeting Hell

Why do we have meetings anyway? Some companies have meetings just to have meetings. And others never meet. What is the right way to go? Well, if you don’t have any meetings, you aren’t able to take advantage of the knowledge and talent your team members have. You also probably have a lot of wasted [...]

By |2018-06-27T16:34:58-06:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Civility and Kindness Count

I constantly marvel at how poorly people treat their family members. These people, our spouses and our children, who we vow to cherish and who are our own flesh and blood, are sometimes treated worse than anyone else on the planet.  I guess in many cases, there is truth to the saying “Familiarity Breeds Contempt”. [...]

By |2017-11-01T14:50:48-06:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

I once worked for a person who would never shut up. Really. We used to joke about it—he literally never ended a sentence. He would just keep it going by finishing one thought, then saying “…so…” and then he would keep talking. Our leadership team meetings were a monologue. We just sat there, he would [...]

By |2017-09-12T13:52:31-06:00September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Empathy Makes you a Better Leader

The work’s gotta get done…right? As a leader, your two inputs for getting the work done is machines and people.  When dealing with machines, we all know that regular maintenance and updating is required so they don’t break down and prevent progress.  Easy, right? What about your people? Early psychologists liked to think of people [...]

By |2016-11-30T11:33:02-06:00November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|