Change Begins with You

Bud Hammes was the catalyst for change in La Crosse, WI – a city of 52,000 people. If one man could trigger change in the mindset of 50,000+ people, why do some think they are too “small” to trigger significant change in their organizations? When I hear comments like “That’s above my pay grade,” or […]

The DNA of My Leadership Heroes

I’ve worked with some amazing leaders. Some I reported to, others I collaborated with and others I watched from afar. There are seven people represented below. These are the characteristics of theirs which I admire: She is genuine. She trusts her team to make decisions. Under fire, she is calm. He is flexible. They are […]

How Would Your Employees Answer the Question: “How Was Work?”

“If all the people leave the building there is no organization left in it. The organization is the people, their relationships, their motivations, their energies, their values, their aspirations or lack of them. It’s a living breathing thing. A successful organization is one that reciprocates with its environment and one that helps to enrich the […]

How Colin Powell Translated his Political Life into a Book of Leadership Lessons

I am not a political person. I get most of my political news from twitter, mixed in with conversations about #Catfish, #Scandal, #CommunityManagement and #shitblackgirlssay. I get a little more serious about politics on some Sunday mornings as I catch up by watching Meet the Press with Dick Gregory. What I don’t know, I learn […]