Does your team have a “weeds” problem?

Yard work can provide some interested leadership inspiration.  This week while mowing my yard I came across this scene from the landscaping along the side of my house.  As you can see from the photo, an unwanted visitor had invaded my flowers….WEEDS! It took some time to remove them.  And as I fought them andContinue reading “Does your team have a “weeds” problem?”

Lessons from the Tortoise and the Hare

In the children’s classic, The Tortoise and the Hare, a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise is challenged by him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, decides to take a nap midway through the course. When he awakes, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly butContinue reading “Lessons from the Tortoise and the Hare”

Can we talk?

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with the statement, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.” Interesting thought, isn’t it?   As I think about this statement, I am challenged personally by its implications.  On a given day, what is the focus of my conversations?  As a leader, weContinue reading “Can we talk?”

Til We Meet Again…Three Tips to Transform your Meetings

Studies have shown that the over the course of a lifetime, the average American spends 3 years in meetings….the equivalent of 1,095 days or 26,280 hours.  Mind boggling, isn’t it?  Yet, how often do we scoot off to the weekly department meeting without a thought that this is one hour (or more) spent I willContinue reading “Til We Meet Again…Three Tips to Transform your Meetings”