What Would Ned Stark Do?

If you’re going to pass the sentence, you should be prepared to swing the sword. Some mistake greatness with being dynamic or having charisma (which is derived from a latin term meaning “divinely inspired gift”). Most times, I do like my leaders with a heaping spoonful of ego (and a sprinkle of moxy on top) […]

Don’t Be Liked!

If I had a voodoo doll, it would’ve been saturated with pins!  There wasn’t a day that he didn’t frustrate me and, when I would confront him on his method, he’d say, “I’m not here to be your friend, Chip, I’m here to get a job done.”  I couldn’t argue with that logic.  And, even […]

How Can You Positively Impact Your Culture?

Each team member impacts the culture of an organization (positively or negatively) because emotions pass from person to person. Fifteen years ago, I was working for a particularly mean-spirited manager. He would spend his days yelling, stomping and publicly chastising me (and I was a work horse!). Although he looked at this as a type […]

See Dick Run…His Team Into The Ground

“Everything you do affects other people down the line!’ were the words that bellowed, angrily, from Dick’s reddened face as he pushed the team to work faster with fewer errors. It was four o’clock in the morning and I was packing trucks at UPS during the peak holiday season.  The kids were young and I […]

The Secret To Leading Unconventionally

Desperate Times Call for Disparate Leadership! Doing more with less isn’t a catch phrase anymore, it has become a way of life. Suddenly people find themselves in leadership positions, unsuspecting and under-prepared. It’s time for something different.  It’s time to get UNCONVENTIONAL! This FREE E-BOOK will help you get different now! The Secrets To Leading […]

Challenges? Push Past With Humor!

She frantically ran into the room yelling, “CHIP! CHIP!  I THINK HE’S GONE…I THINK HE’S GONE!” We both dashed into the living room and there, peacefully, sat my Dad, her soulmate, slumped over in his favorite chair, gone. He hadn’t been well for a while.  Five years ago he was diagnosed with stage four lung […]


I stood there in complete amazement as the man yelled, “Hey!!  You can’t cut!!  There’s a line here!  What are you doing!?”   No, he wasn’t yelling at me…he was yelling at a another man who was trying to board our 5 hour flight to San Francisco ahead of him.  It was like, somehow, we had […]

How To Speak Your Team’s Language!

It was January, 2009, and (of course) I had come down with my usual Winter sinus infection.  And this one was not your “run of the mill” infection.  It was the kind that made me thirsty all of the time – so much, in fact, that my throat would get so dry that I felt […]

Build Communities

Standing there (in nothing but a large pair of boxer shorts) during my first 2 days of Navy Boot Camp, I stenciled my clothes as quickly as my chubby hands could get them done while the person next to me, obviously stressed, was crying as he was doing his within the allotted time limits (quietly, […]

19 – The Commandments Of Teamwork With Sean Glaze

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5358531/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/503425/custom-color/#87A93A” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Got Teamwork?  If you answered yes or no…it’s no matter…YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!  I have the privilege of talking (very candidly) with Sean Glaze.  Sean is a teamwork expert and he shares some insights from his new book and how he […]