The countdown to my LeadSmart Podcast is on! If you didn't know, I'm starting my own podcast. If you're wondering, "What is a podcast?", don't worry. I will explain more about that later. You will soon be able to download and listen to incredible leaders tell their leadership story. I’m finishing the first 4 interviews … Continue reading LeadSmart Podcast Coming Soon!
Something happens in leadership when one is under the microscope of scrutiny. It is hard to see them as capable of turning things around. This mentality reeks havoc on your relationship with them and can be difficult to manage. Here is some advice for dealing with the employee who is struggling. 1. Lose the sarcasm. A sarcastic … Continue reading People struggle
It all started with a hair in my enchiladas. Actually it didn't start there. It started when we walked in the door. We were told our wait time was twenty minutes. Fourtyfive minutes later our hostess was kindly ushering us to our table. That's where it all started. The perfect storm hit and we … Continue reading Leadership Fail #1
We watched our 7 year old boy try track for the first time. He loved it! For two straight days he laced up his sneakers and headed to the track to join "Art" Arthemon Sindayigaya. Art was born in Burundi and a NCAA Division II National Champion with the Abilene Christian University Wildcats. Watching our … Continue reading Featured Leader #1-Arthemon Sindayigaya
A turtle sounded like a good idea. We were a month away from having our baby boy and we decided our 7-year-old needed a pet because it would make him feel important, loved, and give him a sense of responsibility. Like all parents we knew he would be thrilled to feed it, clean its tank, … Continue reading Take responsibility
This month was a breakthrough month for two individuals who have been struggling on my team. For me this was thrilling! For months it seems like this team was on again off again. One minute they're engaged and performing consistently, but then out of the blue their leads go cold, as do their sales. When … Continue reading Be consistent
This year I've been somewhat obsessed with studying leadership. One thing I've learned about leaders is that they think for themselves and are masters at creating. Leaders create processes, solutions to problems, culture, and companies. Good leaders create movements and influence people. Great leaders serve and create loyalty. I am a sales manager for a local … Continue reading Lead and be led