Excuse me sir. You have a banana on your head. I took this picture one recent Friday morning at a Starbucks in Kansas City. The gentleman in the image had
My job affords me the opportunity to travel around the country. Yes, I said opportunity as I consistently find myself reflecting on the beauty and diversity of our Nation's people and landscape. Enjoying those blessing, however, requires I negotiate myriad airports in order to get me from my home in Eastern Kansas to wherever t
Those of you who subscribe to one or more leadership/thinker distribution lists likely receive dozens of e-mails weekly on a wide variety of leadership, development, or training topics. If you're intent on lifelong learning as we are, you, no doubt, read the summaries and/or highlighted articles, print or PDF select references, and file the information away,
We were involved recently in a series of conversations with banking professionals about contemporary challenges in their organizations. Millennials were a quick and frequent discussion topic. In my own experiences, I've had opportunity to listen to professionals across all generations. The frustration--older professionals with millennials and vice versa--is significant.
When an organization asked us if we could help them address their issues with absenteeism, we were excited. We'd been talking about this challenge for some time, and the prevailing perspective among more senior (read older) leaders was that the issue was their younger employees. "These kids didn't grow up with the same work ethic as I did,"
Our company, LGL Leadership, has been privileged to begin working alongside a large, national non-profit, supporting subordinate entities throughout the country, helping their thinking so that they can grow and thrive. I just returned from one such visit.
LGL Leadership is in the leader/organizational development business, and a part of our approach requires a healthy dose of self-development through reading and journaling. As a result, we read a lot of books and are inevitably recommending one or more to those we encounter, based on the book's message, our assessment, and its applicability to the individual or their context.