Recognition Fuels Motivation

Recognition Fuels Motivation

When you’re in sales in a large market like Dallas-Fort Worth, inevitably your team will get visits from the big HQ VP’s. My team was getting ready for one of those visits when my immediate boss’ dad suddenly passed away. I immediately recruited one of my team...
Leader Action Plan: Mid-Year Check-In

Leader Action Plan: Mid-Year Check-In

Leader Action Plan: Mid-Year Check-In When I was working for one of those Fortune 150 companies, one of my favorite regional VP’s was one who called every person on her team each year — even those of us who didn’t directly report to her. The conversation was casual —...
Not All Leadership Is Created Equal

Not All Leadership Is Created Equal

Not All Leadership Is Created Equal I’d just gotten to work for my weekly office day, and was heading into our team meeting when I heard my desk phone ring. I answered that call on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, but can still remember it like it was yesterday. The voice on...
Meaningful Leadership

Meaningful Leadership

Meaningful LeadershipTake a moment and think about your past leaders. Which ones stand out? Then ask yourself, “Why?”In most cases, I suspect the standouts are the leaders that probably made you feel uncomfortable sometimes. They helped you get to the next level of...