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|

Credible Leaders Repel Parasites

It is rather odd how leadership lessons bump into me. Just last week when I was helping with a mussel restoration project at our lake, two leadership lessons converged in my mind. More about those lessons in a moment. Mussel Restoration Project. Our lake, which my family has been on since the late 1800’s, is located in western New Hampshire. By all measures our lake is one of the cleanest in the state. However, in recent years we have noticed a modest reduction in clarity and an increase in algae growth. And, until last week, we had no freshwater mussels. [...]

By |2019-08-16T10:32:17-04:00August 15th, 2019|Leadership, Leadership Lessons, Uncategorized|

Is Work Culture Just a Plumage Word Used to Recruit?

We live in a world where each of us creates our own subjective reality. In doing this we are susceptible to believing misinformation that fits our reality. My daughter, Alie, gave me this cute Father’s Day card last month, which reminded me of how we fathers might be the worst offenders of spreading misinformation. Last week at the end of an interview with a young management candidate, she asked, “How would you describe your culture?” Several of us answered her, and, understanding that “culture” is really a myth and perhaps an example of misinformation, I said something like, “Our culture [...]

By |2019-08-01T20:54:00-04:00July 31st, 2019|Leadership,