I Can’t Stress Enough…

I was sitting and talking with a friend the other day, and I was perplexed to listen to her describe her interactions with her upper management. My friend has a fancy title and she tries hard to do what is needed for her team, but she has found it difficult to deal with some ofContinue reading “I Can’t Stress Enough…”

Picking Up The Pieces

As a leader, walking into a situation where trust and relationships have been broken and being expected to make things right can be daunting and painful.  Stepping into a situation like this means your predecessor failed at their job and responsibilities, and you have been asked to fix that which has been broken. However, pickingContinue reading “Picking Up The Pieces”

Come Together

There have been many occasions where I have heard people expressing their frustrations because leadership neglects or refuses to come together and have a conversation with their employees. Employees harbor frustration, anger, and  animosity and begin to care less about their job due to the lack of communication they have from their superiors. Employees feelContinue reading “Come Together”

Are You Worth Imitating?

The older I get, the more aware I have become of the responsibilities I have been given as I age. The past two years have taught me more than I thought possible. I know many are sick and tired of Covid, no pun intended, but for me, I have seen it as an opportunity toContinue reading “Are You Worth Imitating?”

Leadersheep

What makes a great leader? This question has multiple answers depending on who you talk to, what podcast you listen to, or what books you read.  Joel Farar, from Farar Law Group, says, “Great leaders make the hard choice, and self-sacrifice in order to enhance the lives of others around them.”  Mike Dan, from SMSContinue reading “Leadersheep”

When Does Our Opinion Matter?

The French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, Voltaire, once said, “Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.” Former frontman of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, said, “We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.” This then begs the question, “When does our opinion matter?”. Continue reading “When Does Our Opinion Matter?”

Ignorance Is Your Downfall

It has been said that, “Ignorance is bliss.” Have you ever stopped to think about what that means? Ignorance is defined as a lack of knowledge or information. Bliss is defined as perfect happiness and great joy. In other words, not knowing something leads to joy and happiness. Not really sure I agree with thatContinue reading “Ignorance Is Your Downfall”

Be Strong and Courageous (Part 1)

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors’” (Joshua 1:6). These were the words the Lord told Joshua when he took over as the leader of the Israelites. But let’s back up some forty years before, when the Lord commanded Moses to send menContinue reading “Be Strong and Courageous (Part 1)”

Ownership

Who’s to blame when things go wrong in your company, organization, relationship, marriage, life? Whose fault is it that your team failed? Who will you blame when profits decline, your team doesn’t meet expectations, your children resent you, your marriage fails? These are tough questions, but the answer is pretty simple. There is only oneContinue reading “Ownership”

Be Someone Worth Following

There are a lot of people in “leadership” positions that really aren’t worth following. They might talk a good game and say all the right things, but their actions tell a completely different story. How a “leader” leads him or herself will determine how effective they are as a leader. If a “leader” leads hypocritically,Continue reading “Be Someone Worth Following”