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How Leaders Judge a Presentation

The association that hired me to deliver the leadership keynote earlier that day also asked me to moderate Rick’s afternoon session. Rick was a good HR leader, but a terrible presenter. The squinting audience needed binoculars to read his crowded “slides.” His meandering and monotone voice was a lullaby to heavy eyelids.

Rick droned . . . → Read More: How Leaders Judge a Presentation

YOU Try It!

“Try before you buy!!!”

A television commercial about three young brothers siting around the table during breakfast captured the 1974 Clio award (the Oscar of advertising). The two older brothers prod each other to taste the new, ‘healthy’ cereal. (“I’m not gonna try it – you try it!”) They decide to have their . . . → Read More: YOU Try It!

10 Trust Building Tips for Leaders


Hot Leadership Tip

If people don’t believe in a process, they seldom trust the outcome of that process.


Quick Leadership Idea

My four-year-old, little brother Mike and I took baby steps, hand in hand, out onto the lake. “How cool is this Mike? We swim out here all the time. Summer’s water . . . → Read More: 10 Trust Building Tips for Leaders

The Polarization Paradox

Last Sunday afternoon, my wife and I sat listening to 1960’s music, relishing the smell of the barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers, enjoying our annual neighborhood block party. When one of my friends returned to our table, from talking to a few of our local politicians, I told him that I wasn’t going to . . . → Read More: The Polarization Paradox

Dave's Rigid Ways

Without warning, four college friends grabbed both of my arms, dragged me off the bar stool, and blurted for all to hear, “Come on Dave, stop talking to that old guy… you’ve had too much to drink. Let’s go!”

I sighed, shook my head and thought, Here we go again. If I fight their . . . → Read More: Dave’s Rigid Ways