Jumping Over Blades of Grass

During my life as a manager and trainer, I was always trying to come up with new ways to motivate employees to do the right thing. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Sometimes that was my fault and sometimes it wasn’t. I’ve told metaphors about Care Bears,...

The Golden Kitten: Supply and Demand

I swear to God that the story I’m about to tell you is true. This actually happened to a friend. And not an anecdotal friend. A friend who sat on my couch and told me this story…that had happened to her…earlier that day. She showed me pictures. It’s a true story. This...

University Is A Solution, Not THE Solution

I’ve made points about this before and I always preface this by saying that I have two university degrees and value the education that I’ve received. I think there can be incredible value, for some, in a university education and I think that many employers in many...

Focus Is Kevin Costner Blowing In Your Ear

I like Kevin Costner. I know this doesn’t make me a popular man sometimes but he happens to have made a couple of my favorite movies, including 2/3 of my favorite sports movies of all time. But my “love affair” with Costner began with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I...