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Focus on Results

Black and white. Substance over form. Just win, baby. As a leader of a commercial cleaning company and a father of 5 children, I struggle with the WINNING is the only thing mentality. While I understand there has to be…

Accountability

At one point in time I weighed 293 pounds. It was right around the time that my second set of twins, Teddy and Anthony, were being baptized. I looked at an overweight priest and thought to myself, “He doesn’t look…

Commitment

“What are you doing tonight?” “I don’t know, why?” “Well, I thought you could help me with…” “Oh, I forgot I have to bathe the dog tonight, sorry.” What is it about commitment that makes us tense up? Is it…

Conflict

When you are dealing with people, conflict is inevitable. As the father of twins (2 sets) I find this topic fascinating. There are usually at least two differing opinions on each topic. This is mine, no its mine. Give it,…

Trust

Patrick Lencioni tells us in The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team that the first building block is trust. Without it no team can go any further than the first block. Do you trust your teammates? Do you trust your coaches?…

TEAM

There is no I in Team, but there is an “I” in win. Is that true, you need an “I” to win? I have played on a lot of teams. I have played on great teams and I have played…

Hard Work

Working hard at something is an art. Or is it a science? Or is it a mentality? I recently finished reading a Larry Bird book. He is the former basketball player who, along with Magic Johnson, are credited with saving…

Listening

I once went to a leadership class in Washington D.C. taught by Dr. Gerald Bell. He even printed on the graduation diplomas, “To listen or not to listen”. Hmmm sounds like that might be the question. I speak Spanish as…

Attraction, Not Promotion

Making a change in your actions that promote your core values is hard. When I think of change, I think of it similar to turning a ship in the ocean. Meaning, if I decided now to turn my ship 180…

To Change… or Not to Change

As an entrepreneurial minded type A, I have never been bothered by change. In fact, my wife says that I crave it. Sometimes I will drive a different route to work, even though the easiest and fastest way is about…