Exploring the “Why”

  In his incredibly popular TedX talk, “Start with Why” Simon Sinek says “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”  That’s as true in leading people as it is in selling products or services.  People want to know our...

Praise, With a Dash of Criticism

Kids are smart.  This was illustrated for me once again on a recent long drive with my family.  Somehow we got on the topic of people who offer too much praise, and others who don’t offer enough.  According to my 10 and 14 year-old kids there’s a...
Is it Time for a Check-Up?

Is it Time for a Check-Up?

It’s important that we check in regularly on how our teams, and the individuals who make them up, are doing. It’s also sometimes important to do things that may be unpopular, but are good for the long-term health of your team.