5 Ways to Engage Millennials at Work

Engage Gallup released a 2013 study that says only 13% of employees worldwide say they are engaged at work. Sadly that number was up from just 10% from two years prior. I guess the good news is the percentage of employees claiming to be actively disengaged dropped from 27% to 24% in the same time […]

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What the Sheriff Taught Me About Trust

It has saved my career

When I was 21, I was sworn in as Deputy Sheriff at a mid-sized Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky. At the time, I was a young kid who did not see everything for what it was worth. That day, the Sheriff took me into the office and shared three key things to me about a long […]

Entitled or Engaged?

Millennials, are they the entitled generation or something more?

Entitled or Engaged? Millennials, are they the entitled generation or something more? For the better part of the last 10 years, I’ve heard countless stories on how Millennials are simply entitled and expect everything. I for one, have always thought that was a significant misjudgment. Today I will dive into Millennials and the entitled mindset. I […]

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Keys to Trust: Fairness

how to be a fair leader in a unique world

The Fair Comes In August I remember my middle school math teacher use to reply to any students lament about something not being fair with “the fair comes in August.” Fairness is about playing by the rules. Fairness is being just, honest, and trustworthy. Leaders have a duty to be fair. Fairness does not mean […]

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8 Things Successful Leader Do

8 Things Successful Leaders Do Successful leaders have enormous influence over other people. There are some things that great leaders do that set them apart from others. Here I review eight things that I have found lead to success. When you are working for or following someone, you typically drift towards people who you respect, […]

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Keys to Trust: Commitment

a blog series on building trust

Commitment Comes With Risks Commitment comes in many forms. The 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Election was one for the books. Even the near fatal mysterious poisoning and disfigured face couldn’t stop one candidate from standing up for what he believed in. Disfigured and fighting for his life, Ukrainian Presidential candidate Victor Yushchenko demonstrated his commitment to his […]

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Keys to Trust: Caring

part 3 in a series on Building Trust

One summer day, I met my new boss to discuss the future. I had never met the man before but had heard raving reviews from contacts in the industry. For him, it was a new challenge, for me, this was a breath of fresh air. Over the course of the next few months, I would learn […]

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Keys to Trust: Transparency

Part 2 in a series on building trust

Keys to Trust: Transparency Growing up I remember hearing the expression, “your daddy wasn’t a glass maker.” Too many times we see the same thing in leaders. The act of leading is filled with influence, but people are leery of being influenced by someone who hides behind the veil. As leaders, it is our responsibility […]

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What Trolls Reminded Me About Happiness

yes, the children's movie...

Besides have an amazing soundtrack, Dreamwork’s Trolls offered some great life lessons for kids and probably more for adults. I found myself watching in theaters wondering how I got there. At the end of the movie, I was inspired by the message of the movie. The movie is set in a fictional world where the […]

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