Don’t send me only those you have unilaterally deemed to be your “smartest” employees. I’m convinced most people are not qualified to make such an arrogant assessment. Send me the folks that, from your limited perspective and experience you have unilaterally – even disdainfully – labeled as your ‘slow learners.’ Send me your so-called ‘average’ employees. Send me your ‘C’… Read more →
The whole notion of establishing a “Vision” (or, as some have termed, “that visioning thing”) has periodically been (as too many positive, effective techniques are) undermined by jaded, stunted, sarcastic, cynical people who neither like change nor the way things are.
When I say or write, “Happy Holidays” I sincerely extend these abiding wishes – reminders of lyrics of the heart – to everyone. They are the same wishes I extend to all others every day: May those of you who have strayed from the simplest of positive values – preferring to trifle in hatred of others – find happiness in… Read more →
You know I love you dearly … but, dang! After 30 years of working on your behalf, this must be said: I am keenly aware of and consistently learn more about my responsibilities in front of any room of guests in our academies. I consistently call on each participant – having memorized their names within the first hour of any… Read more →
Before anyone launches into “doing the budget” by filling out an Excel spreadsheet or myriad county/city budget forms, there are a few items effective Leaders must consider—not the least of which are, “If we have two systems, we have no system…”; “The only way to rationally dismantle an organization is if you have built it rationally to begin with…”; and,… Read more →
During these times when public trust in government is low, when the media frenzies are about conflict and not about successes, when Citizens are frustrated that they’re not getting their money’s worth out of government … it strikes me we should all be doing even a better job of making certain we consistently earn the trust of The People Who… Read more →
Leadership: O.E. lædan “cause to go with one, lead,” causative of liðan ” – to go in advance The Results Leader defines, “leadership” as, “the choices we make to inspire others to take positive, decisive courses of action.” Rank? That’s just some stuff about pay grade. (I know some pretty high-ranking people in Law Enforcement who couldn’t lead ants to… Read more →