Someone recently advised me not to care too much for the people I coach. The argument is that if I don’t love them, I can remain objective. I disagree.
I do care about them. Dare I say I “love” them in a professional way? I care so much that I can . . . → Read More: Love enough to tell them they are wrong
If you are a leader, it is never okay to not participate in a meeting. If you aren’t participating you are an observer. Observers don’t add value to a meeting.
I’ve heard that silence is consensus. That quote is a cop-out. The reason for a meeting is to make decisions as . . . → Read More: You can’t sit in silence
We take good care of our vehicles. We change the oil, fill the gas tank, and even do preventative maintenance to prolong the life of the car. My car actually drives better after I wash and wax it. At least if feels like it does.
We take good care of our pets. . . . → Read More: Take care of your asset
Last week I attended a great conference. It was an excellent conference but if I am not careful, it could be a complete waste of time.
You have probably been to a conference or a training program that really energized you. The content was great, you networked with some key participants, and you . . . → Read More: How to waste a perfectly good conference
Imagine being in a wheelchair. You choose to attend a university that is designed for people with physical disabilities. There are tunnels between every building on campus so you can go between the buildings without being effected by the weather. There are elevators, of course, in every building so it is easy to get . . . → Read More: Are you a giver or a taker?