How to hire the right people for the right jobs

One of my most challenging and delicate personnel issues involved a young man I had hired for his first professional job. Unfortunately, a number of disturbing shortcomings surfaced soon after he completed his orientation and assumed his duties. Despite his willing cooperation and our collective best efforts in seeking ways to improve, he was unable Read More

Live what you believe

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to live the difference-making life of an effective leader. Your gallant acts in the workplace will be challenged by cynics, skeptics, scoffers and mockers. So what. Your bold morality is exactly what’s needed to lift the humdrum to the superb, the ordinary to extraordinary, and the dream Read More

Ascending the levels of leadership

The neighborhood playground where I grew up contained a popular multilevel merry-go-round. Mounted above its rotating platform were two higher levels of successively smaller diameter. The wildest ride was always found on the crowded, lowest level where centrifugal force could fling you out on the grass where your head could continue to spin. Climbing to Read More

The out way in—and up!

4 Principles to Self-Satisfaction Self-esteem, self-worth and self-satisfaction, despite how they sound, are never found in self. True soul satisfaction at home, work, play—and in all of life—does not come from within. Instead, our inner contentment is constructed from genuine interest and engagement with four prime pathways to self-realization and fulfillment. Come, get intimately acquainted Read More