Getting into shape is a good business decision. And this isn’t one of my weird and abstract metaphor posts that’s really about mental fitness or business fitness or something. This post is […]
Welcome to my blog. I have been a manager for fifteen years, and for the past five years I have been leading teams of 500 people or more as a director and VP for large growth companies. I share my leadership journey and thoughts here with the hopes of helping and inspiring other leaders.
He and Jimmy drove along without talking pulled by a rig filled with ten tons of black top. His mind drifted, like it always did when he had nothing else to think […]
Jack and I watched this movie called Tortuga, about an adorable sea turtle’s journey from birth through adulthood. The movie starts on a beach where adult female sea turtles have dug hundreds […]
One sunny summer day, when I was 25, I was driving along the Massachusetts Turnpike between stores, and, from no where, an idea popped into my head. Freshly promoted that July, I […]
So you didn’t turn out to be a doctor or a lawyer. Your parents must be so disappointed. Just tell them to chill out. There’s still hope for a long, progressive, and […]
I still remember how I felt when I turned on my TV that Tuesday morning in 2001. Almost everyone reading this blog remembers that day. I didn’t know anyone who died on […]
Sometimes you need to work more than five days in a row. What are you going to do, cry about it? It happens often in retail and hospitality, especially around holidays or […]
I’ve been kicked out of my home office. Again. First my son was born, and he stole it, and now my soon-to-be daughter is stealing my office. Last week I painted my […]
I attended a meeting today where an executive urged us to think about our “leadership shadow.” It’s a neat phrase. Got me thinking. This exec went on and asked us to think […]
The first and biggest challenge for any new manager is finding the right balance between being a good people manager and an effective task manager.
I had a dream the other night that I was flying. The pilot said he was experienced and a trainer of other pilots, which made me feel better. I sat in the […]
When I was a boy a family friend told me, “You get more flies with honey, kid.” I used to hear that saying a lot as a boy because my resting facial […]
Manager is a just a made up word. Supposedly a manager is a person who controls a portion of a business, but you and I know this is silly, and not a […]
An undergrad from my alma-matter, the University of Hartford, asked me for some advice on how to make the most of an internship he just landed. Here’s my response: Dear So and […]
The greatest trick Waste ever pulled was convincing the Organization it didn’t exist. Waste does not look like an enemy, it appears as a friend-in-need. Waste is the extra team member that […]