During my years in leadership, I’ve learned that most leaders spend a disproportionate amount of resources dealing with squirrels (problem employees) instead of birds (superstars). How about you?
You can leave a legacy even if your name is never spoken aloud, you never win an award, and fans never scream your name. Tracy Bradford is that kind of legacy.
Many people complain that they work for the world’s worst boss, but how do you know if your boss really deserves that title?
The best leaders know how to engage their employees in any season, just like snow days engage a child.
Watching Marshawn Lynch on media day reminded me of a powerful truth: COMPLIANCE CREATES DEFIANCE. As a leader, avoid this lose-lose trap!
Ignored and in silence, rice and water turn murky and rancid over time. The same is true of employees.
You achieve your happiest and highest performing version of yourself the moment you step into your strengths and act upon your purpose.
It’s easy to fall in love with a person or job that’s perfect, which, like unicorns, don’t exist. So maybe you should just focus on being your best. Period.
If we became better listeners, I think we’d spend less money on medication, counseling and bartenders!
I don’t want to dwell on the fact that I apparently have a SUCKER label slapped across my forehead. Instead, let me just share the review I posted on Amazon moments after I used my Pocket Hose for the first and only time:
What did I learn from my visit to a NASCAR race? Value the people who stick with you. Invest in your passion above all else. Track the progress you make. And practice the character trait of perseverance, because the winner’s circle isn’t available to those who quit.
Jonathon Swift said, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Swift’s way of saying “You can’t get something of value (like a silk purse) out of something worthless (like a sow’s ear).”
But it turns out, Swift’s statement is false.