Work Life Balance: All Work and No Play …

Work Life Balance: All Work and No Play … I’m sure most people have seen the 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick entitled, The Shining. The story, written by Stephen King, is a psychological thriller about a writer who takes his family to an isolated hotel to be the caretaker in the off season. It will…

… You Might Be A Lousi Leader

In this time of political correctness and over sensitivity I wonder if occasionally you just have to call ’em how you see ’em. So in an effort to not put “lipstick on a pig” I will share with you “the whole pig and nothing but the pig.” It is amazing  that in this time where…

EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP?

The difference between a Good Leader and an Extraordinary Leader is clear in the minds of their people. When a Good Leader is present, their people say “Look at what they have done!” When an Extraordinary Leader is present, their people say “Look at what we have accomplished!” What do your people say … ? 5…

Are You an Auto Responder?

Are You an Auto Responder? Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine who has had experience as a Leader in a Call Center. When I explained my last blog to her she said that most people in a call center have buttons on their computers that give an automatic response. For example…

Do You Really Hear Your Customers?

Below is an actual transcript of a chat between between myself and a customer representative from a large online retailer (the name was changed because this isn’t about bashing a company it’s about learning from someone else’s mistakes). The issue was that I needed  a projector that ordered for a presentation and there was a…

A Few Thoughts on Leadership …

A Few Thoughts on Leadership I had the opportunity to present to a group of leaders recently, and on the way home a few thoughts about Extraordinary Leaders popped into my mind so I thought I would share them with you … Leadership is something that most people think they can do and something that…