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,...
Ball 4 – Karla Robertson

Ball 4 – Karla Robertson

Every couple of weeks, I thought it might be nice to dig a little deeper into the mindset of one of our HR Hardball™ colleagues. Put on your thinking cap as this brave journalist ventures into the realm of the mind…please welcome “The Executive’s NeuroCoach,” Karla...
Could You Fire Johnny Football?

Could You Fire Johnny Football?

For Texas A&M, it had been much too long residing outside of the football elite. Making matters worse, in 2012, A&M prepared to enter the SouthEastern Conference, home of the big boys. Aggie-haters rubbed their hands waiting to witness the weekly sacrifice to...

3 Leadership Lessons from Iron Man 3

*****Spoilers contained within, proceed at your own risk*****   As a kid, I was a comic book freak. Batman, Daredevil, Spiderman, Green Lantern, Fantastic Four, the Flash (what the hell ever happened to the Flash????), Aquaman, Captain America, and, of course,...