On Parenting & Leadership: Keep ‘Em Talking

On Parenting & Leadership: Keep ‘Em Talking

We know that our staff, our team, are not the same as our kids. They are fully capable adults. But when you’re a parent who’s also in a position of leadership, you can’t help but notice some similarities — not with them and their role, but with your...
The One Thing You Need To Change Directions

The One Thing You Need To Change Directions

If you’re driving a car, and you want to change direction, what is the most essential thing you need to make that happen? If you had to pick one element, one crucial thing to make changing direction possible — what would that thing be? Your first thought...
Learning Confidence From Builders

Learning Confidence From Builders

We talk about the CVI fairly regularly around here, but there’s one quadrant we don’t discuss very: the Builder. Builders, fiercely independent and often with less social diplomacy than some of the other quadrants, are often misunderstood — but we...
The Entrepreneur’s Problem

The Entrepreneur’s Problem

Here’s a thought to ponder: the quality, skills, & talents that it takes to start and build a company or project are not the same qualities, skills, & talents that it takes to then solidify and grow that into something bigger.  To start and to grow are two...
It’s Not About The Slap

It’s Not About The Slap

If Will was defending his wife, that would make Jada the “victim,” yes? So the million-dollar question (and the leadership lesson we can find) is this: At what point was she consoled? I’m not going to get into the right and wrong of Will Smith and Chris...
On Clarity For A Promotion

On Clarity For A Promotion

Remember that Far Side cartoon (at least, I think it was Far Side!) where the dog finally catches the car? He sits next to it, a little forlorn, and the caption reads, “Now what?” Have you ever gotten a promotion and felt the same way?   When someone gets promoted,...