Tag: leadership

  • 5 Signs Your Company is about to fail

    Many companies have a huge problem right now. Some realize they have this problem, while others are clueless. They are trying to fix symptoms of the problems instead of the problem itself. You can read poll after poll about the disengagement that exists in many companies right now. Dale Carnegie Training and MSW research partnered […]

  • 6 absolutes you must remember as a manager of people

    6 absolutes you must remember as a manager of people

    I am finishing up a great read on coaching from a managers perspective.  The book is titled Coaching For Improved Work Performance; Increase productive, raise quality, reduce absenteeism, get more creativity, increase sales.  The author is Ferdinand F. Fournies.  He has written several books around the this topic. What is a management? 1. We can […]

  • A leadership lesson from a Gangster and a stripper

    A leadership lesson from a Gangster and a stripper

    I have to admit I am still obsessed with watching the Soprano’s.  The show has technically been off for almost a decade now.  I have watched each episode I can’t tell you how many times, lets just say it is a lot and I still do watch them. One of my favorite episodes (Lets be […]

  • 7 must haves at work according to employees

    7 must haves at work according to employees

    According to Gallup, PEW, and based off our own internal research at Dale Carnegie training, the current workforce has a serious disengagement problem.  According to the research it states that only 30% or so of the workforce is fully engaged.  Which means the other 70% of the workforce is just showing up, or even worse […]

  • Why does change have to suck?

    Why does change have to suck?

    If you have read my blog very much you know that I am a huge Jack Welch fan.  Read here and >  Jack Welch to learn more about Jack and his philosophies. In Jacks first year as CEO of General Electric he visited one of the companies businesses which was a facility that built nuclear reactor plants […]

  • Do you have the achiever mindset?

    Do you have the achiever mindset?

    One of the hardest jobs of a leader is finding, hiring, and then developing the right people you want on your team.  Finding the right friends, colleagues, spouses, partners, etc. is one of the hardest things we as individuals do as well.  As leaders and individuals we want to be around people who are achievement […]

  • 3 must haves for leadership, do you have them?

    3 must haves for leadership, do you have them?

    I am sure all of us could come up with an exhaustive list of our own thoughts on what qualities a leader must possess and demonstrate to lead people effectively.  A simple google search of “qualities a leader must have” only returns about 60 million searchable links.  So we know there are lots of opinions […]

  • Good Leaders ask Great Questions; book summary

    Good Leaders ask Great Questions; book summary

    John C . Maxwell is by far one of my favorite authors and speakers.  In his book Good Leaders ask Great Questions he outlines what good questions are.  He outlines a playbook for leaders as well as anyone else who wants to influence other people.  These questions transfer across all walks of life.  The book […]

  • Stop Whining and Start Working

    Stop Whining and Start Working

    Throughout my career I have tried to learn something from just about everyone I have interacted with.  I believe that every single person we interact with has the ability to teach us something that we didn’t already know. You just never know where little life lessons and nuggets of wisdom will come from.  So you […]

  • What it takes to be #1; Vince Lombardi: notes

    What it takes to be #1; Vince Lombardi: notes

    Vince Lombardi is one of the greatest football coaches in the history of the professional game.  In 10 seasons as a head coach in the National Football League–9 with the Green Bay packers and 1 with the Washington Redskins, Lombardi compiled a truly amazing record: 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties. His Packers played […]