(Image credit: bossfight.co) We live in amazing times. We have technology at our fingertips that allows us to schedule appointments, respond to messages, and get real time updates on our businesses in mere seconds. We live in a fast paced world and while that won’t change, we can do some intentional things to slow everythingContinue reading High Touch Leadership vs. High Tech Systems
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
Since leaving Chipotle 5 years ago, the time I’ve spent working in other organizations has helped me greatly in many ways that I couldn’t have predicted, including building people development systems from scratch. When you work at a company for 10 years you adopt the viewpoints of management, embrace the culture, and generally move inContinue reading All Things New
Leadership can be lonely and you have to protect yourself against the isolation that you can sometimes feel as a leader. As a leader you spend so much time pouring into others that you can very easily run out of gas because no one is pouring into you. Every leader needs another person, or group of people, toContinue reading Leading For The Long Haul
In 1519 Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz and as legend has it he issued the decree for his men to burn the ships to keep anyone from thinking about running back to the life they knew before. History has since said that the ships weren’t burned, but rather sunk…either way you look at it Cortés wanted toContinue reading If You Have To Burn The Ships, You May Have The Wrong Team
Influence. We all have it even if we think we don’t. Influence is defined by Webster as impact, control, sway, power, authority, direction, and pressure. As leaders we all have some sort of influence on the people we work with, our families, and our friends. So the question isn’t whether or not we have influence,Continue reading Influence. We All Have It. How Are You Using Yours?
For years everyone wanted to be indispensable. That was the goal of every leader. Everyone wanted their organization not to be able to survive without them or do as well without their presence. Well, we are now reaping the seed we have sown. There is a huge shortage of talented leaders in the marketplace becauseContinue reading Replace Yourself