People have asked me since I was a young boy, “Why do you smile so much?”
I love eating Krispy Kreme donuts! WOW! They are lip-smacking good!. Have you eaten a Krispy Kreme donut when they come out fresh and are still warm? They literally melt in your mouth!
Several years ago, I was enjoying a tasty Texas BBQ lunch with a manager at my company, when he said, “Bobby, I’ve noticed you use the same way to make a decision, no matter if it is a six-pack of Cokes or 6,000 cases of Coke.”
Two of my young grandsons were born two years apart from each other, and their birthdays are only one day apart. The boys call me “G-Bob” (that stands for Grandbob) and my wife, “Mimi”.
Have you ever made a bad decision? I sure have, and I’ve thought quite a bit about what went wrong. At first, it wasn’t obvious, but I have discovered a common problem that is present in many of our bad decisions.
I have written several blog posts about the differences between leading people and managing things. This post is a summary of the series where we highlight our conclusion that BOTH leadership AND management are necessary to produce healthy and thriving organizations.
Boy, did I “open a can of worms”! At a recent family dinner, I posed a question for some fun discussion. I challenged everyone to come up with word pairs that are almost always said together, and they have the word “and” between the two words.
Have you ever noticed when you read or hear something, you may learn some interesting information or knowledge, but when you experience something, you gain understanding?
Prior to October 1989, I thought that I was rocking along pretty well, leading my successful business. I had even served in leadership roles at several non-profit organizations. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was missing one crucial component for effective leadership!
Have you ever noticed when organizations are in trouble, they naturally turn to find new leadership? How often have you seen a sports franchise try to turn things around by hiring a new head coach?