I recently reviewed Herbert N. Casson’s Ten Success Rules to give myself a reality check. You may not agree with all of these rules. You may even have one or two of your own. However, see how closely these 10 fit with your thinking: Put success before amusement. Learn something every day. Cut free from […]
A communication oversight emerging and established leaders often make is not nurturing and building their professional network. I don’t know why, but many good people get a job with a good company then stop communicating with their network. Worse, they stop building their network. I say worse because some day, they may need to call […]
When someone asks about the importance of leaders being coaches, I have strong opinions. I think leaders who are effective at coaching are generally more successful at leading. Here’s why: Their teams are engaged and productive. They spend less time putting out fires. Their companies have greater profitability and higher customer satisfaction because they’ve done […]
Ralph Nader, a consumer activist, lawyer and author once said, “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” I agree fully … I’m sure you do too. The question is, are we doing enough? My leadership tip for you this week is to challenge yourself […]
When we think of St. Patrick’s Day we think of a lot of different things. Things like, the luck of the Irish, the pot of gold, green beer, Irish parades, fun / laughter, the Irish jig, Irish music /songs and how about this Irish Proverb: May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, […]
One of the great things about being the leader is that you get to make final decisions on issues that have an impact on your company’s future and the people within it. Not all leaders are comfortable with making decisions so they don’t. Or at least they don’t on the big issues, but they do […]
On occasion I’ll receive an unsolicited question from one of my followers. I wanted to share one I received earlier this week. ‘How do you motivate someone who doesn’t care?” The simple answer is … leaders can’t motivate people. Let me explain … motivation comes from within. You, they, me, we, all of us … […]
The Progressive Affiliated Lumbermen (PAL) invited Randy Goruk to deliver the keynote message and a leadership development session at their 2014 Business Conference and Buyers Show in Orlando. Read more about the presentations and what PAL did special for their attendees.