When Employees Steal

Cyber Monday is over and many of you were able to find some good deals on-line. Career Builder estimates that 50% of all employees did their on-line shopping while at work.  Some employers take no issue with a little friendly shopping while on company time; others see...

Are You Growing?

My boys’ football season ended last Friday at 9:37 pm. They had a great season and made it into the finals for the state championship. They fought back from a 15-point halftime deficit and with 30 seconds left on the clock, had the chance to win the game with a...

Great Leaders Show Empathy and Perspective

I attended a conference last week* in which the guest speaker, Simon Sinek, said that great leaders must possess two key characteristics: Empathy and Perspective. He went on to say that as a leader you are not in charge but rather you are responsible for those in your...

Great Coaching… Priceless

Coaching is an art and if you have ever had a great coach, you’ll remember their name and why they were special. Coaches come in all shapes and sizes. Some help you achieve your business goals while others help you lose body fat. A good coach can get you to break a...

Why You Should Embrace Conflict

  I‘m a real conflict avoider. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the relationship with my 17-year old twin boys. On Monday evening they have the chore of taking out the garbage and recycle. No big deal, you would think, especially because they could alternate...