Do You Energize Your Team?

This week I have asked 10 people younger than 50 if they knew who Jack Welch was and only one person knew. And this one person only knew because she “saw something on television” that he died. If you are over 50 and took any business courses I’m sure you know who Jack Welch was. Welch, who died this week at 85, was the former President of General Electric (GE). Welch, an engineer by training, was best known to some of us for his innovative management and leadership practices that continue to be used globally today. 4Es of Leadership. My [...]

By |2020-03-09T09:27:35-04:00March 5th, 2020|Leadership, Leadership Lessons|

A Gratitude Lesson from The Fonz

Today many of us are just speechless. We are tired of all the bullying, name-calling, and rancor. Most of us are kind humans just trying to get through the week. And then something wonderful happens and you just feel better. Yesterday morning, for example, Patti and I received the most wonderful note from an 80-year-old woman in our Church showing gratitude to us personally for all the ways we both quietly help our Church family flourish. We were both speechless. Then, I happened to re-listen to Henry Winkler’s wonderful segment on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.  Winkler, whose Jewish parents [...]

By |2020-03-05T13:30:02-05:00February 6th, 2020|Change Leadership|

Two Sides of Your Responsibility Coin

We have many roles in our lives and each role brings with it different responsibilities. This week when I was talking with someone about leadership roles I found myself using the two sides of a coin as a metaphor for the discussion. On the “heads” side of the responsibility coin are those leadership responsibilities you have because of your “positional” leadership role. Examples of these types of roles might be as a Team Leader, Manager, Chairperson, or President. With these roles come responsibilities unique to each organization. On the “tails” side of the responsibility coin are those leadership responsibilities that [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:25:23-05:00November 7th, 2019|Credibility & Inspiration, Leadership, Uncategorized|