Over 20 years ago in our moving and storage business, I experienced the true significance of setting measurable performance goals. And I discovered the key to setting performance goals that truly motivate and inspire!
Have you ever formed a habit for one reason, and then discovered some unexpected “fringe benefits” related to your new habit. Bicycling has been that way for me. I started cycling as a way to get in shape, but that is only one of its many benefits! For many years, I have used my long bicycle rides to…
Three years ago, my wife and I went on a tour of the country of Israel. It was a very enjoyable and educational trip. And one factor was perhaps the main reason for our delightful trip – we had a wonderful tour guide.
I love bicycling. And I love watching the Tour de France, the Super Bowl of cycling. The Tour is an annual 21-stage race with three weeks of furious cycling primarily held in France. This year it was mountain-heavy and covered 2,084 miles with only two rest days. One thing I know is that herculean challenges like the Tour provide some great lessons about teamwork and leadership.
For years I was the “Mr. Idea Man” in our company. But that’s my job…isn’t it? As the leader of the company, I thought it was my job to generate the ideas and map-out how to implement them. Eventually, I learned that there was a better way to lead my team – a way to increase innovation and manage change at the same time.