Archive for July, 2013

Is On-The-Job Training Enough To Succeed?

I can honestly say that 90% of what I have learned about both the construction industry as well as the coaching, speaking and training lanes came from on-the-job experience.  So some of you might be surprised that I would, at the same time, say that what we learn “on-the-job” is not nearly enough to succeed. […]


Quit Pointing Fingers – Motivation Comes From Within!

I find it very interesting on how many of us (myself included) allow other people or circumstances to provide the motivation we need to do the things we need to do. Watching this dynamic for several years in many different environments, I have come to the conclusion that the real reason that people allow outside […]


The 5 Pillars Of Influential Leadership – Part 13: Their Communication

This is the 13th of 16 weekly installments on The 5 Pillars of Influential Leadership.  Every Thursday, I will break down the 5 Pillars and show you how becoming and influential leader will not only improve your job skills but your personal life as well. The 5 Pillars is a project that I have been […]


Managers As Mentors – Building Partnerships For Learning

I recently checked off Managers as Mentors – Building Partnerships For Learning by Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on my 2013 reading list.  The subtitle intrigued me as much as the title did.  Building partnerships for learning is the process of taking what “I learned” to what “We learned.” As a coach, and a […]


Company Morale – Every Chain Has A Weak Link.

Where to even begin with the idea of morale.  We have all heard the quote; “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Well, what if you don’t? That’s a discussion in itself. What I would like to focus on in this post is a little more specific.  What […]


The Mentor Leader – Part 3: Means, Methods And Measure

This is the final of three posts discussing “The Mentor Leader – Secrets To Building People And Teams That Win Consistently” by Tony Dungy.  I will admit, I have been a fan of Coach Dungy since long before his first book “Quiet Strength” was published.  I have been so impressed not by what Coach Dungy […]