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The Cost of Arrogance: Why I was Rooting for MSU Last Weekend

Arrogant is a word that has always left a bad taste in my mouth. I like “confident.” I don’t mind “pride.” I can even handle a little bit of “cockiness.” But arrogant brings to mind an over-the-top presumption of superiority that may not be earned, but rather simply assumed. Last week was the Michigan (UM) vs Michigan State (MSU) football game. Even those of you who don’t keep up with college football have likely heard how that game ended in [...]

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: blog|0 Comments

The Last Piece of PIE: Performance, Image & Exposure

Consider the successful rising star who performs well and has the right image, but who has spent all of his time behind-the-scenes getting the work done that he has failed to devote the energy needed for personal exposure and visibility. When he is finally teed up for the big job, no one knows who he is, and he gets passed over for the position. We know performance is key to success. Books have been written about execution and delivering results. [...]

October 12th, 2015|Categories: blog|0 Comments

GUIDE: 5 Steps to Become a Better Leader-Coach

Are you leading a team of Rock Stars? Or a team of Duds? Seriously! Do you lead Rock Stars … those people who are aligned and engaged, who are fulfilled, motivated, delivering and performing within your organization. Or, are you leading Duds … those individuals who are not aligned with your organizational goals, are certainly not engaged when they come to work every day, and are not meeting your performance expectations? You might be leading a Good Soldier! This is [...]

September 23rd, 2015|Categories: blog|0 Comments

Goldilocks and the Three Candidates

I recall my parents “encouraging” me to watch the presidential debates when I was a kid. They would call me out of my room, and urge me to sit on the gold and brown plaid couch in our family room while they turned on our big floor-console TV to whichever of the four channel options was televising the debate. They said I should watch the debates as they were “history in the making” and counted towards fulfilling “my duty as [...]

September 18th, 2015|Categories: blog|0 Comments