Be A Magnet

Warren Bennis wrote the following about leaders: Where there are leaders, work is stimulating, challenging, fascinating, and fun. An essential ingredient in organizational leadership is pulling rather than pushing people toward a goal. A “pull” style of influence attracts and...

You Join a Company, but Leave a Boss

“Most of us say we want to work for a [great] company…. Let’s say you score the interview and land the job—congrats. But once you’re there, you’ll see that you don’t actually work for the company; you work for your...

First Coming by Madeleine L’Engle

He did not wait till the world was ready, till men and nations were at peace. He came when the Heavens were unsteady, and prisoners cried out for release. He did not wait for the perfect time. He came when...

Lead your people…

You can lead your people to higher levels of performance if… They understand the purpose of their work. They feel they are members of an important group. They have a sense of ownership of their work. They have high self-esteem....

Use the mistakes of the past to open the doors of the future

Since the beginning of time man has found it difficult to learn from his mistakes. Two thousand years ago, Cicero stated, “To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.” Our instinct is to justify ourselves, to cover...

It’s time to make a plan…

August in Texas – heat, humidity and hurricanes. Trying desperately to sound happy for your friend who’s heading off to the mountains. Making difficult decisions: buy groceries or have green grass? August also means that we are racing toward the...

The Divine Plan

This month as we celebrate our nation’s birth, may we take a moment to embrace our freedoms, embrace our neighbors, and vow to make a better tomorrow.

The Puppy Paradigm

Ahhhh, puppies…adorable, cuddly little bundles. You’ve been imaging all the joy that sweet little thing will bring into your life. Puppy breath, a playful bouncing ball of energy, innocent curiosity, stumbles and tumbles. And then reality sets in. Accidents in...

Connect the Dots

I’m a puzzle aficionado. Always have been; always will be. Connect-the-dot puzzles were one of my favorites when I was young. I could guess the simpler shapes before I even put pencil to paper, but the older I got, the...

We’re All in This Together

If you refuse to give up, opportunity can arise not only from victory but also from defeat. George W. Bush from his book 41: A Portrait of My Father Like most of you, the sense of security has been knocked...