The right formula

There is a formula you are likely familiar with. It’s been used by John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar and many other leaders. I even wrote a short blog post on this formula back in 2015. It’s a formula [...]

Organizing for ideas

In this short video of Steve Jobs, he sheds some light on a couple of areas that made Apple great. The first is that they focused on organizing around ideas and not hierarchies. They aligned [...]

For the love of whales

If you’ve read Ken Blanchard’s book, The One Minute Manager, then you are familiar with the analogy he uses about whales and motivating people. Ken describes a scenario where killer whales are [...]

Firm decisions

It’s a gift to have a team that gels really well and is successful. It’s a gift because it doesn’t happen too often. You hear the stories of how certain teams have led organizations and companies [...]

Kaboom!

Many companies have rituals when special things happen. Every year at the Year Beginning Meetings, Walmart have a ‘ringing of the bell’ ceremony that signifies when someone has done something [...]

Actions and words

This topic won’t be new to any of us but I want to change it up slightly by modifying a popular phrase – “do as I say, not as I do”. This quip has been around a long time and we use it to [...]

Let people lead

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”   – George Patton  A few years ago a book was published on management by someone in the [...]