When It’s Time To Let Them Go

I believe a company shouldn’t have employees, they should have teammates. I also believe that leadership should invest time, money, and energy into their team. I believe leadership should focus on helping each team member see their value to the company or organization. I believe a successful company has a team that works toward commonContinue reading “When It’s Time To Let Them Go”

Employees or Teammates

When you look at the people you lead, how do you see them? Are they employees who come to work to earn a paycheck, or are they teammates passionately working toward the same goals? This question is essential to consider when determining how successful you want your company, business, or organization to become. People whoContinue reading “Employees or Teammates”

TRUST

Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, once said, “He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” Trust is an interesting thing. There are many beliefs, ideologies, and teachings about trust. Some say trust is earned, some say give trust until it’s broken, and some even say, “Trust no one.” The ideaContinue reading “TRUST”

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”

Leave A Legacy

Every year, my wife and I sit down and watch White Christmas. I will admit, this is one of my favorite Christmas movies ever made. I enjoy listening to the music in the movie and the premise is wholesome. However, this year, I watched it and noticed something unforgettable.  In the beginning of the movie,Continue reading “Leave A Legacy”

Live Fearlessly

Disclaimer: What you are about to read may not sit well with you, but I encourage you to read it anyway. You never know what you could learn, if you’re willing. Leadership is about one life influencing another. As 2020 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on what I have seen society become.Continue reading “Live Fearlessly”

What Matters Most

Ring, ring…”Hello?” “Hey, Hon. I was just calling to let you know I won’t be home for dinner tonight.” “Again? John, this is the third time this week. The kids miss you, I miss you, and I miss our family dinners.” “I know you do, but look, Cheryl, I have a deadline on all thisContinue reading “What Matters Most”

Gratitude

I have a question I want you to answer honestly. When was the last time you said “Thank you.” Now, I don’t mean the nonchalant “thank you” you give to someone. I mean a sincere, heartfelt “thank you.” When was the last time you made an earnest gesture of gratitude toward someone? “Thank you” isContinue reading “Gratitude”

Failure: What A Wonderful Thing!

“Failure” is an interesting word. This word can create fear and anxiety in many people. It can also be used as an excuse to never try anything. The thought of failure can hold people back from reaching their full potential. In leadership, failure might keep us from trying something new. It might keep us fromContinue reading “Failure: What A Wonderful Thing!”

Leading Without Leading

I have been thinking about the concept of leading without leading for quite some time. I know, it sounds like an oxymoron. The truth is, I feel this is how it should be done all of the time. As you all are pretty aware, I believe leadership is not a position or title, but howContinue reading “Leading Without Leading”