In the November 14th issue of The Practical Leader Newsletter I reveal the ten stupid things leaders do and what they do to leaders once they do them.
But, the list will NOT appear here [...]
I’m Irish so I have an affinity for Irish tradition even if it has given rise to all sorts of stereotypes. But perhaps my favorite is the oh-so Irish gift of gab, the ability to tell stories and [...]
His was a politically unpopular act. The tension between the American colonies, particularly Massachusetts, and Great Britain had heightened. The resentment against the crown had grown and the mere presence of British troops only made feelings more bitter.
I am in Washington, DC, at the SCORE annual conference. SCORE is an organization of volunteers, all experienced business and non-profit leaders who volunteer their time to mentor others. There are 320 local chapters throughout the country in which [...]
This website was down yesterday due to a technical fault with our hosting service. I spent almost the entire day working with the service and my IT tech to get it back up. I am webmaster for 8 other sites [...]
This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work for three months with a non-profit organization doing work in AIDS prevention among young people. He had recently graduated from [...]
Tell me what you prefer! I will be launching The Practical Leader Podcast soon and I really want to know what format you prefer. Would you help me by taking a brief survey? It won’t take more than 3 or [...]
But he did. His father had [...]
A big thank you to those readers who have participated in my survey polling your preferences for future training programs. Here are the preliminary results. If you haven’t let your preferences be known it’s not too late. Please [...]
My son, Nathaniel, and I have collaborated on this post. The columns below are our observations on what we’ve learned as fathers. We’d like to hear from you too. Please leave a comment and tell us what fatherhood has taught [...]
6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks
I think my favorite episode of Seinfeld (aside from the one where Elaine hates the movie The English Patient) is the one where Seinfeld is trying [...]
I am preparing to write and publish some new training courses and need your input. I’ve put together a short survey that should take no longer than 3 or 4 minutes to complete. Your opinion really does matter so please [...]
You get people to want what you want [...]
Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and d’Artagnan, the Three Musketeers, famous in legend and film repeated a mantra that perfectly illustrates the impact vision has on a team. (Check the end of this article to find out why the “Three” Musketeers [...]
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