A Group of People We All Need

A Group of People We All Need

Have you ever heard the expression “Personal Board of Directors?” Several times in the Bible, Proverbs says we need a “Multitude of Counselors.”  In my forty-plus years of leading organizations, I learned by experience that this is the truth! But unfortunately, in my...
Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People

Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People

You may have heard of the book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Stephen Covey. I have read it several times and recommend it to others. These are the Seven Habits listed in the book: 1.  Be proactive 2.  Begin with the end in mind 3.  Put first...
What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

For years, Organizational Researchers have been telling us that affirmation motivates people more than financial incentives.    People thrive on praise. If you want to keep good people on your team, look for ways to affirm them. Most people value sincere appreciation...
#1 Leadership Hang-up

#1 Leadership Hang-up

The number one leadership hang-up is top-down leadership. This pattern happens when the leader acts like a dictator. They bark orders to the people under them and expect everyone to jump.   Let me suggest a better way of leading. It is called servant leadership....