The next Mini-Maxim in the series… 3. Don’t wear your raincoat in the shower. During the Great Missouri Snow Storm in January of 1982, I had the privilege of going to the Ozarks with my father-in-law Roy to visit my brother-in-law Craig and his friend Sid. They had rented a two-room hunting cabin with a wood burning stoveContinue reading “Don’t wear your raincoat in the shower.”
There are 7 levels of change for an organization. Leaders must focus on one common element – the art of thinking. Being able to think, react to changes and to use past experiences throughout these levels are keys to making change success. Effectiveness – Doing the right things Efficiency – Doing things right Improving – Doing the right things better CuttingContinue reading “7 Levels of Organizational Change”
There comes a point in everyone’s life, when you will be asked to “say a few words” at a gathering. There are toasts, and there are great toasts. Periodically, we will place a few great toasts on this page. Short, sweet and to the point are sometimes the most impactful and memorable toasts. Now, let’s raise yourContinue reading “A few toasts…”
…without your help, we will not succeed. However with your help, we cannot fail.
To be on a program following an excellent speaker is always difficult. As they say in show biz, “That’s a tough act to follow.” A speaker in that predicament said as he was introduced, “There are three things that are difficult to do. The first is to climb a ladder when it is leaning towardsContinue reading “A tough act to follow…”
A little to late is much too late. – German Proverb
Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas.
This is the second mini-maxim in the series that just might help drive home a point to anyone… and everyone… even maybe you. 2. Don’t come up to the net behind nothing. One night after finishing inventory for the Food and Beverage department, the group of managers decided to get a bite to eat. OnContinue reading “Don’t come up to the net behind nothing.”
Throughout the years, I’ve collected a few thoughts that for some strange reason, have stuck in my mind permanently. Thoughts or concepts that feel like they release energy make problem-solving easier and allow for shortcuts to solutions. They are not original and won’t make mountains move, but each of them have helped to make myContinue reading “If you can’t change the facts, try changing your attitude.”