Why You Never Heard “Follow the Manager”

In case you haven't noticed in previous posts, I have a thing against managers. Notice I said managers and not leaders. You never hear people refer to Steve Jobs as a great manager do you? Or that a president was nominated to be the Manager of the Century. The fact is, we do not look … Continue reading Why You Never Heard “Follow the Manager”

$28,000 Worth of Education only Taught Me the P-Factor

A couple of weeks ago we moved and as always with the process, I found items I had forgotten about. One of these was a stack of notebooks from some of my college courses. Of course, this began a trip down memory lane of my college years. I had a number of extraordinary professors throughout … Continue reading $28,000 Worth of Education only Taught Me the P-Factor

“To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

So, if you're like any other regular, task-focused professional, you live and die by the great, all powerful "To Do" list.  Every morning or every night before you leave, you work feverishly to get your list going so that you can relax.  Unfortunately, it is also how you determine success on any given day.  How … Continue reading “To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

When to Ask Why

In school, I would have pulled a stunt like this.  Actually, one time in college, I had to write four or five papers in one class.  I liked the professor, but I was certain he did not read any of the papers required.  Ok, maybe he read the first two and last two pages, but … Continue reading When to Ask Why

Why Most Corporate Meetings are Like NASCAR-Part II

So in this series, we are finding some similarities between NASCAR and most corporate meetings... or at least the ones I have been involved in. So back to my point, how are most meetings and NASCAR similar?  In case you forgot Point 1: 1.  Most meetings are like the track of most NASCAR races: circular.  … Continue reading Why Most Corporate Meetings are Like NASCAR-Part II

Most Corporate Meetings are Like Nascar

In my professional career, I have learned the higher you go in an organization, the more meetings you are required to attend.  Whether it be team meetings, meetings about meetings, meetings to prepare for upcoming meetings, or marathon conference calls, the map of corporate america is littered with meetings. Although effective and efficiently run meetings … Continue reading Most Corporate Meetings are Like Nascar