Trust Your Dog
The Dreaded “A-Word”
Her name was Babe and she was one of the best. I had researched English Springer Spaniel breeders and found one that was known to produce excellent hunting and family dogs. I remember the day I sat on the basement floor of the breeder with all of these puppies running around. How to choose? But […]
It had been an awesome meeting. The four days have been filled with celebration, strong strategic plans, and new resources that were sure to impact customers demand for the company’s products. And now it was time to close. There would be two speakers that day. The first was simply excellent. He spoke about the incredible […]
There is probably no greater visceral divide I have witnessed than the act of kneeling in protest during the National Anthem. To be honest, when I saw Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the National Anthem, I was dumbfounded. My gut response was, “how could he disrespect the flag and our nation like that?” And […]
It’s Performance Appraisal Time – Are You Thinking with Both Your Head and Your Heart?
The words within a text message I recently received from a black friend of mine in response to my message of support have weighed on me the past few weeks. “We need more people like you, who don’t see color, to stand up, speak up, show up alongside of us if we will ever see […]
It’s that time of year most leaders and employees dread – performance appraisal time. Many leaders struggle finding the time to craft meaningful performance appraisals – not to mention developmental plans – for their people. And on the other side of the equation, the apprehension of what the performance appraisal might or might not bring […]