Extra Points: Plan B…C…and D

As we begin a new calendar year, businesses and organizations are fervently putting together and starting to implement plans for success. Metrics and mileposts have been set, and hopes are high for a better year in 2018, regardless of how 2017 turned out. The problem...

Extra Points: Whack Job

Last week, I attended my first-ever lacrosse game. My nephew plays on the Western Washington University team and they were playing the University of Washington at the UW. Barb and I were very happy to make the much shorter trip to the UW campus to watch Bennie play....

No Rest for the Stupid

Yesterday afternoon, my daughter Mindy and I went out to hit golf balls at the local driving range. I purchased a large bucket instead of my normal medium or small size because I’m getting ready to play in a tournament on Saturday, and figured I could use the...

Extra Points: Pass the Burger

Last week I was in Las Vegas for Alan Weiss’s annual Mentor Summit. Among the benefits is getting together with colleagues from around the world to both network and relax. On Thursday, several of us went to Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant in Caesar’s...

Extra Points: Influencing with Language

This week’s focus point…Influencing with Language Being influential is not about manipulation. To the contrary, it’s about helping others become better and more successful. The power of language is the most overlooked skill by business leaders. While...