Category Archives: Leadership Development

Give a Kid a Rope and He Wants to Be a Cowboy

“Give a kid a rope and he wants to be a cowboy!” This saying is an insult pointed toward someone whose behavior goes too far. At worst, the target is reckless, dangerous and selfish. It is the teenager that gets … Continue reading

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Go Jump Off a Cliff

Branson, Missouri is known for cheesy shows, vacation attractions, outdoor recreation and moments of individual breakthroughs. Actually, the moments of individual breakthroughs reflect a more personal experience. To be specific, at a corporate retreat in Branson I encountered a personal … Continue reading

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Impassible or Impossible? Management By Objective According to Alice

“Why it’s simply impassible! Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible? Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!” ~Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass Obviously impassible and impossible are similar sounding words. On … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs: The Candle in the Room

Think about an exercise where a group in a dark room gets individual candles. One candle is lit and there is light. That initial candle then lights another candle and the room gets a little brighter. More candles are lit, … Continue reading

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Ethical Lessons From Teaching Ethics

I often say when teaching, ”If I do my job, then I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.” In wrapping up my collegiate Ethics class, I gathered four extremely valuable lessons in leadership, performance and … Continue reading

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Good at Names

“Ultimately, the pessimist and the optimist are both right.”  This belief applies to the statement, “I am no good with names”. People who say this are basically right.  Well, I am good at names.  And, I am tight, too.  I … Continue reading

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