This is a topic I could probably write about every week for the rest of the year and still have plenty of material left to share. Whether it’s management in your company or a coach of your athletic team, misconceptions and misguided attempts to lead are everywhere. Poor leadership can kill an individual’s drive and turns otherwise thriving productive people into malcontents.
There are many mistaken notions about what makes a good leader. One of the more common ones is that the higher…Continue
I had an interesting on-line encounter a few months ago when I submitted a support question to a help forum for a particular social network. I do not even remember what the exact question was that I asked, other than it had to do with using a feature on the site that I was having trouble with. What I do remember, is that a moderator on the site wrote several paragraphs in his reply chastising me and basically calling me a fool for posting a question on a public forum with a non-conforming…Continue
Less is More is not just a credo that I try very hard to live my life by, but also one that is applicable in a wide variety of places and situations. Recently Keith Jackson, one of the greatest college football announcers of all-time, was asked what he thought of the people announcing the game of football today. He gave a simple answer: “They talk too damn much.” Jackson said this before adding “You wear the audience out.”
While I am in agreement with Mr. Jackson’s assessment, I would…Continue