To Know You is to Love You

  Hey, take a minute and look in the mirror. Not to judge, just to look. Now, what do you see?   Most of us will start with what is wrong. Sad but true. We live in a sort and judge, sort and judge world. We come from a fix and hide, fix and hide society. Think about...

Leadership and Change: Ready on a Moment’s Notice

  I must really be getting old! I remember when tornadoes were only meant to happen in Kansas. In past years most of us watched “The Wizard of Oz” and went along with Dorothy on her journey, yet it was just a story, right?   While tornadoes indicate sudden...

Workplace Conflict Can Be a Good Thing

  We are deeply into the second session of our 44th Total Leadership Connections program and I am still amazed when the dots between our backgrounds and work issues become clear.   In the present group is a young woman who grew up in a communist country and we had the...

Workplace Conflict, Men, Women, and the Family

  Yesterday I talked about the tension at work where men are searching for ways to navigate that tough middle road between being a great employee or business owner and a father who is present for his children.   I saw this dilemma first hand at an off-site with a...

Workplace Conflict and Father’s Day

  Hope all of you dads had a play day yesterday; and, even more importantly, that you were recognized and appreciated.   If you are an older dad, did you live in the “no guilt” zone? Or were there memories of missed little league games, missed school...