Powering the Break Through – “A” Team Effort

In my last column, I asked: “Are They Better Than Nothing?” — meaning employees in our companies who may be doing more harm than good. In this column, let’s get more positive and look at how to build your “A” Team.   It’s clear we accomplish more together as a...

Dog Training and Leading People

Mark Twain once said, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” For hundreds of years, people have compared their fellow human beings to man’s best friend. We just adopted a terrific Miniature Australian Labradoodle named “Harken” from the Labradoodle...

A World-Class Corporate Culture

I was honored and fortunate to participate in Harken Inc.’s 50th anniversary celebration – first in Pewaukee, and then on to Italy. Harken enthusiasts traveled from virtually every continent, at their own expense, to help the company mark this golden anniversary with...

Why Advisors Join Execution Maximizer

Are you considering a meaningful next step in your career? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people? Take a look at Execution Maximizer (EM). EM Advisors are C-level leaders who bring their own real-world experiences to every client...

The Ideal Team Player

Patrick Lencioni has a unique way of bringing his message to life in “The Ideal Team Player”! His parable style makes this short book enjoyable and an excellent teaching tool. Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by...