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General Neyland’s “7 Maxims” To Live By

Most of us create a game plan for navigating life.  There are things you must do.  Things you mustn’t.  Areas where you focus attention.  Areas that distract us.  Over time, you solidify your list.  It becomes your creed.  It makes you predictable.  Those who know you, begin to understand what you expect, what you will do in certain situations and they can anticipate your reactions.  General Robert Neyland was the football coach at Tennessee back […]

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Is Your Job Right For You?

Patty McCord was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Netflix when it began.  As you can imagine, starting Netflix from scratch was quite an adventure. In a podcast she shares the three questions she asks herself when evaluating whether her present job is right for her. Here they are: Do you like who is on your team? It’s a bit off color but one of the things I appreciate about our company is that we […]

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Are You Operating On “Lombardi Time”?

You ever heard of “Lombardi Time”? Vince Lombardi was the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers.  He was one of the stars who put the NFL on the map. He was known for his coaching expertise.  He was tough.  Organized.  Disciplined.  A teacher.  As the game was popularized, he was often quoted.  Though he’s been dead 40 years, his quotes are posted in locker rooms, break rooms and board rooms all over. So, Lombardi […]

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WOULD OPERATING ON “LOMBARDI TIME” APPLY TO YOU?

You ever heard of “Lombardi Time”? Vince Lombardi was the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers.  He was one of the stars who put the NFL on the map. He was known for his coaching expertise.  He was tough.  Organized.  Disciplined.  A teacher.  As the game was popularized, he was often quoted.  Though he’s been dead 40 years, his quotes are posted in locker rooms, break rooms and board rooms all over. So, Lombardi […]

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Recognition For Our Excellent Loggers

Our Shipshewana team received a nice nod this week when the Indiana Tree Committee named us the Logger of the Year.  The award will be presented at the Indiana Hardwood Lumber Association annual meeting in February. Nick Brown leads our logging operation.  He says we were nominated for the award by a firm of timber consultants who know and admire our work. Shipshewana is the only place where we engage in logging.  Nick and his […]

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IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY…

In honor of Veterans Day… Took a sacred walk last week, Thursday, November 7th with my family.  We were visiting Normandy, France which is the site of the D-Day Invasion.  Historians say D-Day changed the course of World War II and history as we know it. This happened 75 years ago.  As the distance grows from the date of this monumental effort, the generations of today may be losing the thread on this event and […]

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Honoring Veteran’s Day From Normandy

In honor of Veterans Day… Took a sacred walk last week, Thursday, November 7th with my family.  We were visiting Normandy, France which is the site of the D-Day Invasion.  Historians say D-Day changed the course of World War II and history as we know it. This happened 75 years ago.  As the distance grows from the date of this monumental effort, the generations of today may be losing the thread on this event and […]

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A Self-Management Checklist

Here are some other competencies that Harvard psychologist Daniel Goleman says contribute to developing a high Emotional Quotient (EQ). These competencies fall in the domain of “self-management”. Emotional Self Control – People with high EQ don’t let their emotions get the best of them.  Most of us have the experience of causing harm because we didn’t keep our emotions in check. We said or did something we regretted in the throes of anger.  We pursued […]

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Ways To Develop Your “Emotional Intelligence”

There is a notion these days that having “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) will take you farther in life than having a high IQ. Daniel Goleman, a Harvard psychologist, says one of the domains of EQ is relationship management.  An effective relationship will develop these competencies: Influence – Having the ability to impact others.  It starts with having a desire to influence others. Many just don’t want the bother.  Influence skills include persuasion, encouragement, listening, role modeling.  […]

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Show Up, Rise up and Mean To Win

I heard Christina Tosi, the founder of a bakery called Milk Bar interviewed on the podcast “How I Built This.” (By the way, this podcast is a favorite.  The host Guy Raz interviews business leaders on how they and their businesses came to enjoy their success.  Almost every story will feature “where it almost failed” moments.  The “big break” moments, the “isn’t it coming” moments, the “dumb luck” moments.  Its great listening). Tosi pursued her […]

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