The Pooh Bear Statue

The Pooh Bear Statue

Sometimes the best lessons in life come at the most unexpected moments. I’ve been juggling a few different projects this month, and the stress associated with those projects has caused me in many ways to be something other than a good teammate lately to the teammates...
Respect vs. Disrespect

Respect vs. Disrespect

What matters more to you, respect or disrespect? I had an opportunity recently to speak at a juvenile detention center, and this was a confusing question for many of the individuals there. In my experience, this a group that genuinely benefits from hearing the “Be a...
Can Gang Members Be Good Teammates?

Can Gang Members Be Good Teammates?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been pondering a philosophical question: Can a member of a gang be a good teammate? The question was posed to me by someone in the audience at an event where I had spoken. My initial thought was, “Yes, even a member of a gang can be a...
Mawmaw and the Royal “We”

Mawmaw and the Royal “We”

If you ask people who have had the pleasure of working for a boss they truly loved, they will inevitably mention how they never felt like they were working for him or her, but rather with him or her. It’s a gift that great leaders possess. In many ways, good bosses...

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