I actually enjoyed school because of the routine. This is a bit ironic because the one reoccurring nightmare I have is about college when I missed every history class for an entire semester! As I've gotten older my routines have changed but I still have them. My "wake up in the morning and bedtime … Continue reading 3 Tips to Influence Change
In my visits with different leaders there are several traits they all have in common and I've mentioned several in my writings. Leaders listen Leaders serve Leaders give Learning is another one. I think it is easy to fall into the trap of complacency when it comes to feeding our minds with new ideas. I … Continue reading Never stop learning
In Texas there are certain things we take for granted... air conditioning in the summer, 4-wheel drive in the winter, and beautiful sunsets for days just to name a few. The other thing we take for granted is that most people genuinely have a passion, love, and belief in a higher being. As I continue … Continue reading Purpose
On a shuttle from the hotel to the airport, my wife and I found ourselves in an interesting conversation with a flight attendant instructor. She told us she instructed both new hires and tenured flight attendants and shared her thoughts on how she coaches them. It was her goal to find out if their customer … Continue reading Transitional vs Transformational Leadership
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
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