There is very little Charlie doesn’t know about wood. And, if I am in your shoes right now, I am in desperate need of a little background on Charlie — and for that matter some context regarding “wood.” Charlie could best be described as a dying breed of master craftsman. My guess is that Charlie is about 70 years old and he lives on a piece of property in rural North Carolina that his family has probably owned forever. He wears bib overalls, works a toothpick in the side of his mouth like a windshield wiper in a thunder storm and carries himself like a man who is what he is whether you like it or not. (more…)[ Read More + ]
It happened years ago but has remained firmly implanted in my mind for reasons a qualified neuroscientist could no doubt explain. I was in the middle of a discovery project for a custom leadership training program we were developing for an industry-leading pharmaceutical company. One of the directors (let’s call her Grace) that was on my interview schedule was a leader in the recently formed Pharmaco-Economics Division. (more…)[ Read More + ]
As a hobby of sorts, I attend a number of major college athletic events every year. I suppose I do so in an effort to be in the presence of greatness — and I am rarely disappointed.
For years (make that decades) and regardless of where I wind up sitting in the stadium or arena, I have found myself in close proximity to vocal expertise. (more…)[ Read More + ]
Arguably there are more documented insights on the topic of trust than any other. There are definitions of trust, quotes about trust, poems about trust, synonyms for trust and so very many contributors that have developed “three key secrets” or “four simple steps” that (if implemented) will produce trust. (more…)[ Read More + ]
There are four steps to Situational Leadership®, but the first one (Identify the specific task) is undeniably the most critical. In fact, oftentimes, when I am facilitating a workshop, I tell participants if they can figure out a way to master Step 1, they can sleep through the rest of the class and still become better leaders! (more…)[ Read More + ]