Changing Training Styles

Changing Training Styles

I am currently reading a book by Ken Blanchard “Servant Leadership in Action.”  The book is a collection of roughly 15-minute essays by 40 different authors.  I found it gives me a taste of a wide variety of perspectives.  Most of the authors are people I have read...
Shop Local

Shop Local

We buy a lot off Amazon. It’s convenient. You look up what you want, read the reviews, and click on buy it now. A few days (or hours) later, the package appears on your door or in your mailbox. But recently, my wife, Sue, and I have tried to move away from our...
Ride-Along

Ride-Along

I was asked to serve on the Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) stakeholders committee a few months ago. Part of serving involves spending a day riding with one of the companies from LFR. Last week I spent 10 hours with the people who serve at stations 1 and 8. Station 1 is...
Always on the Sunnyside

Always on the Sunnyside

A few months ago, I was asked to speak to a group of leaders from another firm. The topic was leadership style. I spoke and answered questions. I mentioned a handful of techniques and tools I use to get through life. Recently the firm’s CEO, Kyle, told me people not...
Improvement Starts with I

Improvement Starts with I

We just finished going through a book study on “Improvement Starts with I” by Tom Hughes. (Click on the link for more information). The book is based on five words that start with the letter “C.” The words are candor, commitment, coaching, consistency, and continuous...