Leadership IS like training a puppy. Seriously. The ingredients are exactly the same. Love (servant leadership) Selection (pick the best you can afford) Vision (well-trained people & pets) Mission (great service) Consistency (at every step) Training (master the fundamentals) Support (care & “feeding”) Rewards (what gets rewarded gets repeated) Purpose (teamwork) Earlier today, our ‘puppy’,… Continue reading At Least Where I Come From
In the animal kingdom, there are instincts that need no schooling or formal training. The very act of being alive is the training. I write for you, to encourage you to not let go of your biggest childhood dream(s). As a writer, everything I see, and everywhere I go provides the potential for content that… Continue reading A Writer’s Whole Experience Is Writing
A golf cart full of neighbors came by yesterday delivering Christmas goodies. While the adults talked, the children and Cooper frolicked. Neighbor: “How old is Cooper?” Me: “Six months.” Neighbor: “How much does he weigh?” Me: “I don’t know, maybe 60 pounds.” This morning, I double checked….73 pounds…. A lot happens, right before our very… Continue reading How Much Do I Weigh?
What if Puppies could talk?
Reality TV. Reality shows. What about reality blogs? A “Reality Blogger”…. Who would make such a claim? Would they be able to pull it off? Only one way to find out.
You’ve probably heard that attending church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a a garage makes you a car. And owning leadership books doesn’t make you a respected leader anymore than owning Dog training books makes your Dog listen. The key, as if you don’t already know this, is to make common… Continue reading It’s Sorta Not Like This
People need certain things in life. Things that are critical to success. A young boy might crave a puppy. A new employee might crave a great leader. In either case, it is a very real craving. A need, if not fulfilled, might manifest itself in unproductive ways. A need, if satisfied well, can produce life-altering… Continue reading People Are Pleading For This