Language of Leadership

The Big J-O-B… My first degree is in Computer Science, yes I speak geek, just not as often as I used to.  I have not looked for a programming job in ten years, but there are always well meaning people in my world who believe the best way to help me is to help me find […]

Origin Stories

According to Wikipedia: People have an innate need to explain their surroundings and events.  Think of all major scientific discoveries, marinated in years of observation, stories, and testing of stories to see what holds true. Wikipedia also describes the origin story as: We all have our origin stories.  It is our experiences that culminate into […]

The Elephant in the Room

Today was brimming with opportunity.  I woke up and the air was just buzzing with energy!  As I packed up for a mastermind event I made sure to have my water bottle, pen, notebook, a sweater (in case the room was cold), and of course 50 business cards. On arrival, a very nice gentleman held […]

Know your employees – The how and the why!

Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” While we can read this quote and the first thought traveling through your mind is of course, “I am a great leader, I would never be just a manager.” I would say there is a time and place for both. We […]

A Fighting D

  What behavior style do you fight in? It started as an innocent discussion between three Jens in a car.  Yes, this could be the beginning of a very bad joke, but instead it was opened up into a very enlightening conversation.  As we three Jens sat in the car it was amazing to hear […]

Behavior Modification – Not Just for Kids

Often we talk about behavior in children and how to adjust their behavior to our societal expectations.  Behavior is simply the display seen by others that is a reflection of our personality, which in the end determines our natural responses to situations. Behavior modification is not just for kids! Here are some terms that you […]

2013 Year of the Water Snake

Welcome to 2013! THE WATER SNAKE 1953 AND 2013 Water Snakes are influential and insightful. They manage others well and tend to be good for organizations to utilize as staff. They are quite motivated and intellectual, very determined and resolute about success. They will have what they desire, despite the conclusion or outcome they generate […]

Stop and Smell the Flowers

There are many variants of the quote, “Stop and smell the flowers”. Interestingly it is a misquote of advice from the golfer Walter Hagen that appeared in the 1956 book “TheWalter Hagen Story”. The original quote from the book was: You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the […]