Category Archive: Humility

Dear Dan: A Team Member is Sarcastic and Disrespectful

Dear Dan, I have recently been promoted to sales manager. One of my team members is not giving me the respect as a manager. He often acts sarcastically about some of my plans… Continue reading

The Grinch’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch… Continue reading

Secret Sauce Sunday: One Secret From Five World Class Leaders

Most words that enter your ears have little impact on your life. But I’m still inspired by words I heard six years ago. It was 2011. Five leaders: Jay Elliot, former Sr. V.P.… Continue reading

Turkey’s Revenge: I Bought a Bone Turkey for Thanksgiving

Friends and food mean a lot when you don’t have much. We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when we celebrated our first Thanksgiving as husband and wife. Holidays make… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading