The Frosted Flakes Fiasco

Last Friday, my wife went out with a friend and I had a man-dinner. Sometimes, I grill a steak. No vegetables. Just beef and a beverage. But this time I chose my second… Continue reading

An Exercise Guaranteed to Ignite Growth in Anyone

You need affirmation, but if you want to grow, seek discomfort. Comfort affirms. Discomfort transforms. Today’s challenge is as difficult as it is simple. Seek advice from an imperfect boss or colleague. If… Continue reading

Stop Walking Around Like a Sack of Stink

“Just do it” is the path to fatigue, disrespect, and defeat. Grit needs heart to endure. Obsession to get things done causes self-defeating behaviors. Yes, be obsessed over great results, but obsess over… Continue reading

When a Fork in the Road is Justification for Inaction

Maybe you create complexity to justify inaction. A fork in the road is a smoke screen when you spend all your time kicking the dirt. 3 fork principles: #1. Both options lead to the… Continue reading

How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

You know the value of people trusting YOU. But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other. Elvis got… Continue reading

4 Ways to Build Trust When You’re in the Middle

When trust goes down cost goes up. (Speed of Trust) Less than 50% of front-line employees trust the company. (World Economic Forum) #1. Don’t complain about higher ups. Spend more time seeking the… Continue reading