With a passion for developing accountable and proactive workplaces, Laurie Sudbrink established Unlimited Coaching Solutions, Inc. in 1999. She has been a catalyst for change in the workplace ever since. She brings more than 20 years of corporate experience in human relations, leadership/ management, sales, marketing, and training. She is certified as a New York… Read More Laurie Sudbrink: An interview by Bob Morris
I am so happy that Larry James, CEO and President of CitySquare, will be our guest presenter at the December 7 First Friday Book Synopsis. Larry has most graciously agreed to substitute for me while I attend the annual communication of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, in my capacity as a member of the Education… Read More CitySquare’s Larry James Presents at December 7 FFBS
“80% of Employees are not Committed to the Mission of their organization” – Holy Mackerel! Let’s talk about Employee Engagement. (First, my apology. I read the statistic below about employee engagement, but can’t remember where, and failed to save it in my “to blog” filing system, and I can’t remember any specific quote accurately enough… Read More “80% of Employees are not Committed to the Mission…” – Let’s talk about Employee Engagement
We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional. (Paul G. Hawken, founder, Smith and Hawken) Quoted by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Pozner — Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others ————– A suggestion – stop what you are doing and listen to this… Read More Cory Weismann, two Coaches, and a Story Told by Frank Deford
Consult any of the current works unlocking the mysteries of the leadership and management arts by revealing “7 miracles,” “12 simple secrets,” “13 fatal errors,” “14 powerful techniques,” “21 irrefutable laws,” “30 truths,” “101 biggest mistakes,” and “1001 ways.” Chris Lowney, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World —————- Bob… Read More This Baffles Me: So Much Emphasis On Innovation, and Leadership – So Little Actual Innovation and Leadership
You know the drill. We answer this question: “what are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving?” And, in one way or another, people always answer “family,” – or, at least, the people who are “like family.” I share that sentiment. I am so very grateful for my family. But this year, I add Dwight Eisenhower… Read More This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for Dwight Eisenhower
Nearly everything I read has something to say about leadership. In one way or another, authors tell us: “this is what a leaders does; this is what a leader needs to do; this is what a leader should focus on.” In the book I presented last Friday at our monthly event, the First Friday Book… Read More Follow The Leader: The #1 Task Of The Leader Is To Attract Followers!
The Texas Rangers just won their division, and are preparing for the playoffs. (Go, Rangers!). They also just set a season attendance record for the franchise. So, a lot of good things are going on with the Rangers. A key reason is the leadership of Nolan Ryan. On Fox Sports Southwest broadcasts of the Rangers’… Read More What You Do Actually Matters – Consider Nolan Ryan’s Leadership
“What can we believe in? There’s nothing we can trust anymore.” (from the movie, Inside Job). ———- (Sorry about the long title on this blog post – I could not figure out how to shorten it). I watched the move Inside Job last night. (Yes, I know I’m late to this). It tells what happened… Read More Can You Find A Person at the Top – A Single Person – Who Has Truly Learned from the Mistakes that Led Up to the 2008 Crash? Even One? (Reflecting on the Movie Inside Job, and the Writing of Diane Ravitch)
On Friday, August 5, at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I will present a book entitled Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (2011, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass). The book is part of the Warren Bennis series. This book is co-authored by Douglas Conant, who is the retiring President and CEO of Campbell Soup, and… Read More From Soup to Nuts? Maybe Not Even From Soup!