I am headed to Kansas City tomorrow for a speaking engagement on Monday. I’m honored to be speaking to the food service team at a KC metro area school district. This week as I’ve been finalizing my presentation, I’ve learned more about food service in school districts than I ever imagined I ever would. ThereContinue reading Changing The Arc of The Story
Typically as leaders we are challenged to think "outside the box" and that's not bad advice. Certainly confining yourself to limits that many times are imposed on us is difficult. However, more often than we'd like to admit, we suffer from limits we put on ourselves when it comes to accomplishing what we are tryingContinue reading What If There Wasn’t a Box?
(image credit: bossfight.co) I had a great call this morning with the Food Service Director of a school district in the KC metro area. We were discussing my upcoming presentation to the team there and I love how this leader is looking at her team and how she is investing in them. We need moreContinue reading Leading in Our Schools, Investing in Our Students
I recently wrote a blog post titled “Is Your Brand Addicted To Growth?” The topic of growth in the restaurant industry is a sensitive topic and one that strikes passionate chords on both sides of the argument for more growth/less growth. I have been thinking a lot more about this topic and I have muchContinue reading Taking a Minimalist Approach to (Re)building a Restaurant Company
(image credit: bossfight.co) If you’ve been in leadership for more than a few years you’ve probably been put in the position of taking over a team that you did not hire and sometimes don’t know much about. This can be a daunting situation, even for a seasoned leader. This has happened to me on severalContinue reading How To Lead When You Inherit Your Team
(Image credit: bossfight.co) I’m reading an amazing book right now by Ryan Holiday called “Ego is The Enemy” and am truly enjoying it. Ryan brings a concept up in the book about being an ‘anteambulo’, which is a word from classic Latin. It’s a noun that means “walk in front of”. In Roman history itContinue reading Anteambulo Leadership
image credit: bossfight.co During this time of working towards setting up my consulting and coaching practice, one of the organizations among several that I am feeling led to reach out to are the ones that help groups of adult leaders who struggle with stuttering in the workplace. When I think about my journey over the last 30 years andContinue reading Battling a Stutter in the Workplace