4 Things That Make Consultants Experts

If you’re in a position to receive resumes from anyone looking for a job, you may have come to the conclusion that everyone seems to be a consultant now days.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Tom Peters has been advocating for years that we should treat our...

What I’ve Learned From Leadership Analysis

My kids sometimes come home from school frustrated by someone who didn’t treat them well or maybe just acted like a selfish jerk. I’ve tried to teach them that people like that exist to teach us how not to act. Leadership analysis at work In an attempt to practice...

Do You Build New Systems or Maintain Old Ones?

If you’re like me, you don’t’ like to put a lot of money into your home for maintenance.  To me, there’s just not a lot of gratification to maintenance. For example, I recently installed a new sump pump in my home.  Since then, not a single person has complemented me...

Do You Have Too Much Reliance On Process?

I remember growing up, watching my mother put recipes together.  She was meticulous in making sure that her measurements were exact.  And the meals she prepared were predictably consistent. A reliance on process When I ventured out on my own as an adult, I followed...

Bossing Around: The Next Best Thing to Leadership

Over the years, I’ve worked under many management styles. I’ve reported to managers that were so command and control that I questioned every decision I made, wondering if I was overstepping my bounds – or the bounds imposed on me by my manager. I’ve also had managers...