How resilient are you? How well do you respond to the setbacks in life? I was listening to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook talk about coming back from a tragic loss she experienced. Her husband died of a heart attack while working out on a vacation. She has young children and it has been a challenge to come back from the loss. She has decided to turn the tragedy into something that helps others. Here is […]
“When strength is the mission, hard is the standard and work is the requirement. When comfort is the objective, easy is acceptable and effort is an afterthought.” – Brian Kight. Another good thought from organizational consultant Brian Kight. “When strength is the mission” I heard very many years ago that successful organizations are strong, fast and agile. Strong enough to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities. Fast enough to be quick on the scene […]
Where do you derive “energy”? Here’s the concept I read about in Dr. Henry Cloud’s book – Integrity. He says that the 2nd Law of physics deals with “entropy”. It says that when a system is left to its own resources, it will cease to grow. If a system isn’t growing, it will begin to die. It will break down over time. Have you ever walked into an old shed and observed the tools left […]
I was exposed to a great business teacher over 40 years ago. His name was Eugene Jennings. His lectures included many powerful models that remain in my head. It’s rare a day passes that I don’t use one. One was called the APD Triad. Jennings conviction was that most of us would find our careers featured “mobility”. In the course of a career, new assignments and environments would come upon us. Jennings said we would […]
Season three has been featured three sessions describing the way football coach Nick Saban runs the University of Alabama football program. It features a few coaches, players and sportscasters describing insights into the success the program has experienced. I think this is really good if you are a sports fan and will offer insights into how to lead things if you aren’t a sports fan. I recommend it. Here’s a nugget from the broadcast. ESPN […]
I had a unique experience this weekend. Hosted by PalletOne’s board member, I attended the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Berkshire is a very successful firm. It owns a variety of companies including our customers Shaw Industries, Benjamin Moore Paints, Lubrizol and Coca Cola. It’s a big deal to attend the meeting because of Warren Buffett. He is the 86 year old chairman of Berkshire. Through the years, his wisdom about business and the factors […]
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.