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We follow the leaders we love…

By |November 6th, 2018|

We follow the leaders we love…
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”   ~Robert Frost
Remember, when your people feel deeply connected, they participate in their life (and work!) with a different level of commitment. Don’t forget: connection builds rapport; rapport builds trust; and the intimacy of trust allows us to be emotionally engaged.

This […]

5 Perspectives that Drag you Down

By |October 23rd, 2018|

Negativity is not a platform for change, it depletes energy and limits our ability to see what is possible.
You can’t shine if you don’t have the mindset, skill set or processes that allow you to do a job, of any kind, well. Shiners are competent and fanatical about learning.
Stop waiting for others […]

Beware of the Energy Suckers…

By |October 9th, 2018|

Beware of the Energy Suckers…The Pukers
I recently was reminded of the impact of the energy suckers in my life. I couldn’t find what was draining my energy. What was limiting my creativity which has always been like a faucet for me, I turn it on and it flows. Who had my controls?

I looked up and […]

Is Intentional Leadership a Priority for You?

By |October 2nd, 2018|

Are you making intentional leadership a priority?
High performance leaders are intentional in their approach to leading themselves, others and the communities they work in.

Emotionally engaging leaders have 6 common behaviors (pillars) that they are intentionally focused on. These pillars create organizational alignment and makes:

the work more exciting
the environment more empowering and enjoyable
the creative […]

Faith is Fuel

By |September 25th, 2018|

Faith is an interesting perspective. Some attach it to religion while others align with the word from a spiritual perspective. Regardless of your take, I am inspired by the Head Coach of the Croatian Football (soccer) team when they played in the World Cup Finals. It was a gift in my life to be in Croatia at […]

10 Travel Lessons…That Make for Good Life Lessons

By |September 11th, 2018|

Constantly traveling, I have found many ways that my traveling lessons make for good life lessons too.
Here is how I have applied them:

Hang with people you like and respect. Life’s a journey and it’s more fun with like-minded people.
Find something to laugh about every day. Laughter lightens our load!
Say you’re sorry when […]

You Win, or You Learn

By |September 4th, 2018|

Thomas Edison had over 1,000 “learnings” to create the light bulb. Edison didn’t create it because it came to him and presto “there was light”. Edison was unwilling to stop until he got the result he knew was possible and in doing so he changed our lives forever. If you want to leave a lasting […]

5 Things that Limit your Potential to Shine

By |August 28th, 2018|

It’s a great thing to find your shine, now make sure you keep it by avoiding these 5 things that limit your potential to continue to shine:

Shine requires happiness. Apathy sucks all joy. Avoid apathy and the pukers who suck your energy. Even if you have to “fire” the people around you. Life is too short to […]

If you want different results you have to ask different questions…

By |August 21st, 2018|

It’s that time of year…the annual planning session is bearing down on us.
Here are eight strategic planning topics to talk to your leaders about as you begin to explore how to grow your market share and financial performance in 2019. Take one question at every staff meeting. Give it some real thinking time.

What can […]

Leaders, Listen and Learn

By |August 14th, 2018|

Listen and Learn. Your employees are the voice of your operational realities. They are your eyes and ears of your guest experience and give you foundational insights into your real SWOT (Strengths. Weaknesses. Opportunities. Threats.)

Here are three questions to ask your employees. Invite them in small groups to meet with you and just listen and […]

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