Just Listen


“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply”, could Stephen R. Covey have said it any better? You’ll find most people are this way, they aren’t really listening to what you’re saying, and they’re just waiting for their turn to talk again. If our goal is […]

Tale of Two CEOs


Lunch today was spent with some incredible people. A CEO and CIO of the 8th largest automotive group, CEO and Co-Owner of a software company, and yours truly. What a shame it would have been to spend this time with some intelligent, successful, and well versed managers and not take anything away. Continue reading and […]

Management Skills: Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation


What is a human’s greatest desire after the necessities of food, water, oxygen, and shelter have been obtained? The feeling of importance. Sigmund Freud put it as the ‘desire to be great’, John Dewey phrased it the ‘desire to be important’. Regardless it is craving that is nearly never satisfied. This desire is what pushes […]