Weekend Update: 9/6/2021 to 9/10/2021

This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation. It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I’ve read many articles about him and… Continue reading

High Performing Teams: 3 Lessons Learned from Working to Improve Results in the Real World

I asked a management team two questions to help them reflect on lessons learned from managing new teams. It might help you to know that their facility opened about 9 months ago. Tell… Continue reading

The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose. Purpose: The ultimate purpose of… Continue reading

What’s the First Thing People Say After Speaking Your Name

Reputation is the thing you’re known for, especially when it’s bad. Toads have a reputation for giving warts. But you get warts from people, not toads. A bad reputation clings like muck even… Continue reading

Leadership Practices from two years of Survival in the Antarctic you can use Today

I began listening to Ernest Shackleton’s story of heroic survival and was delighted to find the first chapter boring. It was the perfect sleeping pill. But the story became so exciting that it… Continue reading

Nearly 80% say Lack of Appreciation is a Major Reason for Leaving

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.” 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason… Continue reading