You’re not good at something, so let’s make you do more of it.
Does that sound like good management advice? To me it looks like a recipe for organizational and performance failure. This idea, however, was recently put forward by the executive editor … Continue reading
What Did Mom Say?
It probably happens at least once a week (usually a lot more). One of my three children will come up to me with a question about whether or not they … Continue reading
Do you learn more from success or failure?
This is a question that doesn’t have an easy answer. It also depends on what we’re really asking with that question. While some research has been done by University of … Continue reading
University of Texas Football: Red Sox Meltdown (Part 2)
A month ago I wrote about the pending resignation of Mac Brown as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns. In that post, I noted that research shows that the … Continue reading
True Partner = Walks the Walk & Little Talks
A favorite leadership quote of mine that is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson is: “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” It is a … Continue reading
Be Careful What You Wish For Texas Fans
Well it looks like Texas Longhorn fans are getting an early Christmas “present.” Or are they? According to sources, Mac Brown will officially step down at the end of this … Continue reading
A Night with Malcolm Gladwell
Thanks to a friend of mine, I was able to get a ticket to a live event with Malcolm Gladwell in Salt Lake City. Gladwell just happens to be one … Continue reading
Mr. Trump – You’re Fired
While listening to a recent ASTD webinar, I was struck by a powerful concept the speaker, Alan Fine, presented to the group leaders and managers. In discussing performance or in … Continue reading
X’s and O’s or Jim’s and Joe’s
I am a bit of a sport’s talk junkie, especially now that football season is finally under way. As I listened to the head coach of North Dakota State be … Continue reading
Wrong Lesson #1: Giving advice is easy, living by it is not
I remember that when my wife and I first got married we would often talk about having a family. We would look around at others struggling with their kids and … Continue reading