Category Archive: Taking others higher

Top down thinking

In top down organizations information flows up and decisions come down. The military is an example of a top down organization. People in top down organization exercise top down thinking. They aren’t designing… Continue reading

High Potential Collisions

I had lunch with a leader whose style is opposite mine. He is quiet and reserved. I tend to be energetic and outgoing. His strength’s are gentleness and compassion. Qualities I admire but… Continue reading

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