13 Behaviors of Excellent Leaders

13 Behaviors of Excellent Leaders

IF YOU ARE A LEADER; LEAD WITH EXCELLENCE!   1. Talk Straight. Let people know where they stand.   2.  Demonstrate Respect. Treat everyone with respect.   3.  Create Transparency. Err on the side of disclosure.    4.  Right Wrongs. Make things right when you are...
Five Practices that Nurture Joy

Five Practices that Nurture Joy

1. Keep Things in Perspective    Perspective Stake (news you thought was devastating at the moment)   2. Discover Something to Laugh about Every Day    What Does Laughter Do For You?    Laughter reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and...
Lessons From Andy Griffith

Lessons From Andy Griffith

I have been watching Andy Griffith since I was a child.  There are many great lessons to learn from the interaction with Andy and his family, friends, or any of the characters in the show.  Here are seven of the best lessons: 1 Andy does not let rules get in the way...
Vulnerability Cures

Vulnerability Cures

Do you struggle with being transparent and authentic?  Try these vulnerability cures to strengthen your relationships. 1 Admit when you are wrong 2 Ask for forgiveness 3 Don’t be a know it all 4 Ask questions if you need clarity 5 Share your weaknesses 6 Ask for...
THREE MAIN CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP CRASHES

THREE MAIN CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP CRASHES

As a leader with people reporting to you, your day revolves around relationships.  I want to share with you what I believe are the three main causes of relationship crashes in the workplace. FAILURE TO HONOR AND RESPECT OTHERS Everyone deserves honor and respect. ...
10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?  A recent study showed that people wished they had risked more, reflected more, and done more things of significance; things that would live on after their death.  On a recent vacation, I took time...