Winning Team, Losing Team In a basketball game, it’s easy to determine who the winning team and losing teams are--you just look at the scoreboard. You don’t really need 8,000 crazed students screaming and pointing to know. But as Aggie fans know, it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone who’s winning and who’s losing once in a while.
Want to win? Be consistent with doing the little things right. Many dream of hitting the winning shot as time expires. Or of hitting the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning. And when someone actually does, it quickly becomes iconic.
How to Lead Up No matter what level in an organization you’re at, a critical skill to both your career success and success as a leader is that of “leading up.”
10 unexpected lessons in success learned from the Country Music Hall of Fame Then, a few weeks ago I was in Nashville, Tennessee, to deliver some training and had a free afternoon. I decided to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame because…why not. I was there, I had some free time, and figured I might learn something. And boy did I.
Did you feel that earthquake? I grew up almost directly on top of the notorious Wasatch Fault. From a very early age I was taught about geology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and how the Wasatch Fault was a ticking time bomb.
Who ya gonna call? (At 3:00 am…) Whether at home or at work, we accomplish more by having a strong support system. This was never more real to me than when I found myself in a CAT scan machine at 3:00 am. The morning I was supposed to kick off a three day training.
Best piece of feedback I’ve ever been given As part of a workshop on how to give feedback, we ask participants to write down on a Post-It note the most meaningful, or most impactful piece of feedback they’ve ever received.