Category Archive: Taking others higher

Influence over a cup of coffee

Recently I wrote, “Initiating High Impact Relationships.” Today, I’m explaining the easiest, quickest way to positively impact young, undeveloped leaders. It’s buying someone a cup of coffee, a mocha latte, hot chocolate, or… Continue reading

Initiating high impact relationships

We didn’t trust the older generation when I was younger. We rebelled against them. We wanted to “stick it to the man.” Contrary to what you may think, today’s young men and women… Continue reading

Who’s in the spotlight?

Carl Stotz (02/20/1910 – 06/04/1992) was the founder of Little League Baseball. He lived and died in the community where I live. In my minds eye, I can still see him watching games… Continue reading

Bottlenecks

I recently completed a “Lean 101-Principles of Manufacturing” training. The training included several rounds of practice in which the group attempted to manufacture a fake product. During the first practice module we easily… Continue reading

Customer Loyalty

Vendors and service providers complain that customers aren’t loyal anymore. I’ve never been one to buy something simply because a certain company produced it so the frenzy over the iPad got me thinking… Continue reading

Listen for and speak to fears

My dad’s first words when I told him about my new job were, “It’s not very close to home.” I was in Missouri, he was in Maine and the job was in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading