Quote: Leadership vs management

Ross Perot is 78 years old today. He is a successful businessman (founder of both Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems), one of the wealthiest people in America, and a … Continue reading

June 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m not really normal

While visiting relatives in our hometown of Tulsa last week, I found myself on kitchen duty with my brother-in-law one afternoon. Cleaning the kitchen during the holidays is somewhat like … Continue reading

December 1, 2007

Practicing gratitude

In yesterday’s post, I wrote “As Thanksgiving approaches, this seems like a perfect time to start practicing gratefulness and honing that mindset.” But how to we “practice gratefulness?” It sounded … Continue reading

November 21, 2007

Don’t forget to say “Thanks”

Sending a Thank You note following a job interview, an informational meeting, or a networking event is a simple way to stand out. I always thought this was a common … Continue reading

November 20, 2007 · 1 Comment

Quote: Creating leaders

Happy Birthday, Tom! Today’s birthday quote honors one of my (well, shoot — one of everybody’s) favorite business writers and thinkers, Tom Peters. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more … Continue reading

November 7, 2007 · 2 Comments

Quote: The best executive

In honor of Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday, I wanted to share a bit of his wisdom: “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to … Continue reading

October 27, 2007

Four questions (and answers) for managers

For a recent article in the Columbia Business Times, five management consultants were asked to respond to following four questions. What are a few steps small businesses can take to … Continue reading

October 24, 2007 · 1 Comment

Quote: self-awareness

More leaders could use a dose of self-awareness, like Reeko (the skunk) in Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild: “I always thought they didn’t want me around because I … Continue reading

April 20, 2007 · 3 Comments


Thanks to DUST!N for drawing my attention to this site, an online whiteboard where people can move letters around. After a mind-numbing few minutes of watching this insanity, it occurred … Continue reading

February 15, 2007

The Profane Leader?

Profanity in the workplace used to relegated to dimly-lit smoke-filled testosterone-raging boardrooms, but has become more mainstream in recent years. Call me old-fashioned, but this strikes me as an unfortunate … Continue reading

February 5, 2007 · 1 Comment

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