Building a Life of Abundance

When I was a kid I thought we were well off. As a real young kid, like 4 and under probably, my dad was able to stay home with us. My mom worked but was always around in the summer. We got to go camping and to visit family. As I got a little olderContinue reading “Building a Life of Abundance”

Can I Learn to be Positive?

How do you approach a problem or a challenging situation? Are you one that takes a problem on head on looking for the means of turning it around? Or do things seem to swallow you up when you’re faced with adversity or trials? Maybe neither of those quite fit and you’re somewhere in the middle.Continue reading “Can I Learn to be Positive?”

Authentically Influencing

Often when we’re trying to influence someone it is to do something that we want them to do or think is right for them. You try to get your kids to make healthy food choices, get your spouse to get things done around the house, or get your team to beat a deadline that willContinue reading “Authentically Influencing”

Leading Without Expertise

Have you ever tried to be the expert at something? Have you put in the hours to learn the craft, the effort to truly understand and improve, and risk your ego by either competing or reaching out for help to bring you beyond where you can go on your own? It takes a lot toContinue reading “Leading Without Expertise”

Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel

Have you ever noticed that the one who whines loud enough and often enough typically gets what they want? Well, if you’re a parent you might be looking at this with a judgmental cocked eyebrow, I would never, you can’t give in to whining. Yeah, I get it (I’m certain I’ve pulled out a *groan*Continue reading “Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel”

Practice How You’ll Play

I played a lot of sports in high school “Lettering” all four years and starting in many of them. That sounds good right; should I stop there? I’ll be honest, I was pretty awful. The reason I played all of the sports and on paper sound like Amy Athletic is because our school was soContinue reading “Practice How You’ll Play”

Make them Thirsty

A lot of what I do centers around continuous improvement. I lead groups of people who are singularly focused on their own niche way of making things better. Whether that be an improvement to a form that allows them to be compliant with a regulation, identifying areas of improvement in quality handling of a situation,Continue reading “Make them Thirsty”

Value Hierarchy Wrap-Up

I was in a really hard place, feeling like I wasn’t valued at all within my company, when I finally thought all the way through how organizations show value in their employees, as I briefly explain in The Value Hierarchy. As painful and frustrating as that time was, it helped me to grow. It helpedContinue reading “Value Hierarchy Wrap-Up”