Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Introducing GRASP – A New Model for Goal Management

Update – Brett used this model as the foundation for a speech competition hosted by Toastmasters and won second place in the area finals – here’s the video!  Congratulations Brett – nice to see you make this your own and even nicer to see you...

Don’t be that guy…

You are standing on the pitcher’s mound playing baseball with some friends. You’ve got your game plan in place, and a member of the opposing team steps up to the plate. Suddenly some guy comes onto the field with a soccer ball and starts kicking it around the...

Fear Can Kill Your Career

How many times growing up did you hear the words “be careful”? 100? 1,000? If you are a parent, care to take a guess about how many times you’ve said it to your kids? We call this caution, right? Good parents teach their kids to be cautious – to wear their helmets,...

The Opposite of Love

Most people will tell you that the opposite of love is hate but they’re wrong.  Both love and hate require strong emotions – an investment of energy and passion either for or against a particular thing.  The opposite of love is apathy.  Loving your job is a great...

The Simple Path to Leadership Bench Strength

We all know about helicopter parents – those nuts who start off doing their kids homework and end up filling out their job applications – but what about helicopter managers?  I don’t mean micro managers who follow their team members around breathing down their necks. ...

The myth of “need to know”

Is your management team one secret handshake away from being a street gang?  Does the expression “need to know” come up regularly in your communication plan?  When faced with a challenge or a major decision, upper management often huddles behind closed doors, waiting...