Thursday, March 6, 2014

Went to Middle School orientation with Caden and things have changed.

I realized that many of the electives that he has to select from didn't exist when I went to school.

Web Development
Media (Video Editing)

and so many more.

Beyond that they spoke of how the kids need to be able to type 40 words per minute. I am not sure if I can do that now?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Doing it and loving it

I am pretty lucky. I have a couple of loves in my life

Coaching (On the above)

And I get to do them all day and they pay me to do it. I get to be myself (Who I really am) all day every day. I work with many people who are smarter than I am (I have them fooled) and connect businesses, people and technology all day.

Living the dream

Monday, March 3, 2014

Do you trust

Trust is hard to come by sometimes?

One important aspect that I have been studying recently is the work, trust relationship. Do you trust your employees to do to their job? Do your employees trust you to lead them?

A highly functioning team has trust both ways. A low performing team is covering their own rear and finding the bus for others.

It is impossible for a medium sized company to have just a few people that can do it all. From accounting to sales there are so many aspects to a company that you need specialists to cover each area.

A big mistake is for management to try and become an expert in most things then they really are average at best. Making the entire company average and what it really does is force those experts to find a company that trusts them.

If you don't trust your experts then do them a favor and let them go. If they don't trust you...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Great leaders

"Aren't heads down, they are looking around the corner"

What are you doing to anticipate change?

Roselinde Torres

Three things she states it takes to be a modern leader?


Anticipating change
Have a diverse network
Be courageous enough to abandon the past

I would have to say the last is the weakest area for me.