Where Oh Where Have You Gone-Q1?


  My first coach used to state in no uncertain terms that if you wait until January to plan for the coming year, than you will not get started until April. My question this week is has this happened to you. If you haven’t noticed the first Quarter of 2017 is come to an end…read more.

The Millennials are Coming- Get Over It


  It seems lately that everywhere I go someone at the leadership level is complaining about a Millennial that is working for them or one that they have recently interviewed. The complaints are nothing new and sound like this:   -These kids don’t want to work! -They want to be the VP in 6 months!…read more.

Are You Putting in the Time?


  Recently I was able to take a long weekend in Florida- which is a must during the winter if you happen to live in my home state of Michigan. As I was relaxing and unplugging from the matrix in my chair on the beach I noticed a young man setting up some cones in…read more.

Treat the Cause Not the Symptom


  Recently I was on a call and the tables were turned on me- Instead of doing the coaching, I was the one being coached. -Which by the way is always a valuable exercise if you ever want to improve your skills. When was the last time you switched roles with someone on your team…read more.

3 Simple Rules Learned in Pre-School


I’ve been doing some work with a non-profit here in my home state of Michigan and recently had a conversation with a pre-school director. She mentioned to me how at the beginning of the school year it’s extremely important to lay out the rules for the children but also the importance to keeping it simple…read more.

Start Thinking Back Inside the Box


  How often in your meetings or workplace do you hear someone say, “We really need to start thinking more Outside the Box”?   It’s become such a business and innovation cliché over the years that the statement almost feels useless and redundant. In fact many times the statement is a sign of the hopeless…read more.

How Coachable Am I?


  Think about this. A person goes to a doctor because they have some knee pain after a particularly busy weekend of work in the yard. As part of the normal exam process, the doctor discovers the patient’s blood pressure is higher than it ought to be. The doctor mentions it to the patient and…read more.

The Final Third


  Don’t look now but the summer is just about to come to a close. Hard to believe isn’t it? I trust that you’ve had the opportunity to take some time off, visit with family and friends, take in some new sights, and unplug from the matrix to recharge your internal battery.   Guess what?…read more.