The saying Seeing is Believing has been used since biblical times. Most of us follow this philosophy in business. We want to see the financials and understand the successes and failures. Yet then, why, at times, do we turn a blind eye to our employees? This thought came over me as I was re-reading the book Leaders Eat Last… Continue reading Do you SEE the people in your organization?
In the last years, I have watched my kids learning to water ski. They would fall and fail but would continue to get up. They kept trying until they succeeded, and all the time we were there cheering them on. It's funny how we change as adults. How often will you continue to try after… Continue reading Failure as a Stepping Stone
For those of you that have been Muskie fishing, you will know what I’m talking about. The Muskie is the elusive fish of the North; they are known as the fish of 10,000 casts. The day starts so well. You get out on the boat, and you pick your favorite lure. My lure is usually… Continue reading Patience, Winning and Celebrating
The morning grind is something that most of us feel. We brew our ground coffee or go to a coffee shop, and we head into work. Who is drinking the coffee these days? "Bloomberg’s report cited research that says millennials consume 44 percent of coffee in the United States." (1) Today's coffee trend may be offering… Continue reading Will our Morning Coffee bring us together?
Most of us are required to engage with others daily. These interactions can make or break our business success. As a leader and an employee, I find myself on both sides of the conversation and have encountered various levels of success. As it applies to strategic thinking and strategic projects, consider these thoughts on engagement.… Continue reading Engaging Conversations
Humans are wired to connect. Is our view of connecting skewed and impacting our ability to empathize? In today’s world, we perceive connecting to be a text, an email, Facebook friending, and even a basic “like” for someone’s tweet. But does this lack of face to face connection hinder empathy development of current and future… Continue reading Empathy – Are we losing it? Why should we preserve it?