Friendly, But Not Friends

Friendly, But Not Friends

You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation to reach the “Mind...
Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don’t out-kick your coverage. Or at the very least know...
(H)Road (H)Rage

(H)Road (H)Rage

I can be a hopelessly frustrated and irritable sort. Nowhere is that more apparent than when I’m behind the wheel. I’m not a road-rager, per se (don’t quote me), but I do consider myself one of the handful of people who really knows how to drive correctly. That means...
3 Dangers of Being Nice

3 Dangers of Being Nice

You can’t help it, deep down you’re a good person. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it – people like you. Be careful. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of situations where “nice” is completely...
Man Overboard

Man Overboard

The strongest swimmers are the first to abandon a sinking ship. As leaders, we are still humans first. Among other things, that means we are prone to the same emotional response as our employees when unexpected change lands squarely upon us. Going into...
Thinking Never Helped Anyone

Thinking Never Helped Anyone

Okay, that’s not entirely true, I’m sure there are a few examples of thinking that actually worked out very well for people. But, for the sake of this piece, humor me. One of my great joys in life is coaching Little League baseball…with two sons, 12 and 9,...