Engagement at a Deathcore Concert

When you’re engaged in your work, whether you lead a rock band, sell tacos out of food truck, or manage a department of accountants, it shows up in how you show up each day

Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say…

We used to sing this song in Sunday school when I was a kid that said, “Oh, be careful little mouth what you say.”
As I evolve as a leader, I’m starting to think that every management meeting should start off with participants singing a few rounds of this song to remember the basics about respect.

Boosting My Humanity Quotient

Until moments ago, I thought I had coined the phrase Humanity Quotient. But apparently, the phrase is already in common use. Instead of rehashing what others have shared, I want to share my own personal lessons on how to increase my connection with the world around me. Meaningful Connection Begins with Intentional Disconnection All day…

3 Practices of Happy People

How do people become and stay happy—whether or not they have external trappings of what we might consider success? Here are three things happy people do differently…

Leaders at Work: Raise Your Hand if You Need Help!

He should have raised his hand and asked for help. He didn’t. Instead, he shredded thousands of documents in an attempt to destroy the evidence that he was in over his head. How did that work out? The manager went to prison where he died.

Depression: Raise Your Hand If You Need Help! (Part 2)

It wasn’t hard to raise our hands for help when we in grade school. Most of us didn’t want to be seen as ignorant or clueless, so we had little shame in requesting help when we got stuck or needed a little extra time understanding abstract concepts. But somewhere along the way, it gets harder…

The Poisonous Stick Interpretation

The other day on a hike, I jumped out of my skin when I came across a stick that had the same coloration and shape of a copperhead. Obviously, I could only interpret that observation as any sane person would: the stick, wishing to protect itself, used a camouflage design to resemble a deadly snake….

How We Breathe Life into Others!

Scott didn’t tell me what the Client Relationship Manager does at Spiritus Communications; instead, he showed me. Just as his message breathed life into me that rainy day, we strive to breathe life into the spirit of every client we are fortunate enough to serve.

Success Secrets from a 1,300 Year-Old Family Business

What are the success secrets to keeping a business in the family…and keeping it successful…beyond one generation? What success secrets are you passing down to the next generation of leadership in your organization?

4 Lessons Humans Can Learn from Puppies

Professor Puppy One of the happiest days of my life was when I brought home Bruno, a dog of my very own. I couldn’t wait to teach Bruno so many tricks that he would be the envy of every other dog and dog owner. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that it…