Just as there are plenty of meetings that don’t need to take place, there are times when it’s vitally important to bring the team together. Certain things need to be handled in a group setting, not via email or a series of one-on-one conversations. For these, you need to hold a meeting. You may need … Continue reading Four Meetings You Should Be Having Now
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi If you’ve never been a professional basketball fan, now is a good time to tune in. The Cleveland Cavaliers are locked in a tough battle with the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championship. The first two games went into overtime, a first … Continue reading The Keys to Peak Performance
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. This adage first appeared in print as part of the March 1862 issue of The Christian Recorder. I first heard it as a child, and you probably did too. It's a simple admonition to ignore insults, name-calling, and other negative talk. The implication is … Continue reading The Language of Leadership: What Do Leaders Say?
This weekend I received a package from The Nielson Company. They’re the ratings company that provides TV stations, advertisers with information about consumer viewing habits. I’ve been asked to provide information about my family’s media consumption. Surveys like those conducted by Nielson are important. A well designed survey can provide a company with valuable insight … Continue reading Survey Says …
I recently read that 80% of U.S. adults do not meet federal recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercise. In other words, they're out of shape. Sadly, I'm one of them. Now, before you get the wrong idea; I'm not a total couch potato. I spend a lot of time outdoors through my involvement with … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders
As a former advertiser, I love a good commercial. One of the more popular ones currently playing is from Geico. The commercial features Pinocchio as a motivational speaker. If you haven’t managed to see this one, you can catch it on YouTube. I think they got Pinocchio spot on – the look, the voice, everything. … Continue reading To Believe or Not To Believe
This morning my phone rang on the way in to the office. It was my wife. Her first words made my heart sink. “I just got a call from Abby’s Principal.” Instantly I assumed the worst – either my daughter is hurt or in trouble. Parents rarely get good news from the school principal. But … Continue reading The Power of Positive Feedback