• A Leadership Lesson from Rock and Roll

    In December 1955, Carl Perkins wrote a song called, “Blue Suede Shoes.” It took the music scene by storm. In the years since then, dozens of artists have recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” – artists as diverse as Buddy Holly and Merle Haggard on the country side and on the pop/rock side – Black Sabbath, Jimi […]

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  • A Leadership Lesson from Rock and Roll

    In December 1955, Carl Perkins wrote a song called, “Blue Suede Shoes.” It took the music scene by storm. In the years since then, dozens of artists have recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” – artists as diverse as Buddy Holly and Merle Haggard on the country side and on the pop/rock side – Black Sabbath, Jimi […]

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  • Workplace Gripes: Why Leaders Should Listen to Them

      You’re working away, minding your own business, trying to get something productive done, when suddenly an employee approaches — and the workplace gripes begin. Whether it’s a grumble, grouse, protest, whine or bellyache, the question remains the same: why should leaders have to listen to workplace gripes? Today, I’m going to help you with […]

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  • The Leadership Curse

    Along with encouraging the development of good leadership habits, it’s also my job to shine a light on those debilitating habits which can effectively sabotage our leadership opportunities. One such stumbling block I call the “leadership curse” — you know, the use of profanity. Okay, before I start sounding holier than thou, I’ll go ahead […]

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  • How to Say No Tactfully in Business

    You’re minding your own business when your phone rings. On the line is a friend, family member, business associate or possibly a total stranger. Whomever it is, the one thing that’s unmistakable is that they want something from you. It could be your money, your time, your effort, maybe even your influence. Whatever it is, […]

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