How my bad habit sabotaged productivity for my team

Over the past 12 years of my career, I have ruined vacations for nearly an entire generation of my employees. Like it or not, as leaders, people watch, and emulate, what we do.  To say the least, my vacation habits have not been the best example.  A Journey to Self Awareness Three years ago, my…

The Joy of Giving

How do you discover the true joy of giving? Looking beyond writing the check for the tax break into what really matters and will make a difference.

4 Guidelines For Asking Out My Daughter

Digital communications are improving aspects of our relationships. I know far more about my acquaintances and long-lost friends than I would without Facebook. I enjoy keeping up with what’s going on and staying in tune with former colleagues and the business community through LinkedIn. [featured-image single-newwindow=”false”] Digital communication is also a crutch that has cheapened…

Leadership Traits, in a Nutshell

I recently posed a question to the daviddewolf.com community: “In your opinion, what is the one word that describes the most important trait of a leader”?  Here are the results:

Don’t Be Afraid of Progress (continued)

Unfortunately, progress has gotten a bad name.  The word has been hijacked and many use it to mean a political agenda that encourages leaving moral absolutes and classical values behind.  This is not the real meaning of the word progress. Merriam-Webster defines progress as “gradual betterment; especially: the progressive development of humankind.” “Progressive development” itself is not as intimidating…

Don’t Be Afraid of Progress

Who would have thought that the homeschool dad was the “progressive”? Last week Teresa and I received a letter from the junior high school that our daughter is about to enter.  After years of homeschooling, our oldest will be the first in our family to go off to school. She’s rather excited, and so are…

The great ones don’t expect it

There are three types of employees: those who think they are great, those who are great, and those for whom greatness is not part of the discussion. The first two are mutually exclusive, and the third will likely never get there.

Delight in the success of others

Many of us are driven to succeed.  Some of us love the thrill of victory.  Others want to change the world. Still more long to do the most with the talents they have been given. Often the drive to succeed is the motivating power that helps us persevere during difficult times. This is a very…