In my last blog, I introduced the idea of “babies” in an organization. These are the young people. As inspirational influencers, our proper response to the “babies” is to embrace, stretch, and nurture them. The focus of that blog was on embracing young people’s innocence, joy, and curiosity. In this post, I will focus on the concepts of stretch and
Recently, I was having a conversation with a manager that leads a six-person team. The team is made of both inexperienced and experienced members. There are moderate and high performance, but no low performers. We were discussing the extent to which a manager allows flexibility to team members in regards to hours of work, location of work, one-on-one meetings, and
Driving is a big responsibility. Every time you get behind the wheel you are responsible for the safety of yourself, the people in your car, and the other people on the road. Being careless behind the wheel can lead to huge consequences. In this final episode of the Road Trip Leadership Lessons series, Todd discusses how important it is for
Sometimes what you need most is to take a break to relax and refocus in order to be at your best. In this episode of Road Trip Leadership Lessons, Todd explains the importance and the benefits of taking a break.
Your playlist sets the tone for your day and everything you do. In this episode, Todd discusses the fact that having an inspirational playlist in life and work is just as important as having a great music playlist on a road trip.
In each episode of this series, Todd takes you on a mini road trip to deliver leadership wisdom and inspire you to lead yourself and others well. Today, in Episode 3: Relish the Scenery, Todd encourages leaders to be more aware of the positive things that are happening around them as they move through the day.
In each episode of this new video series, Todd takes you on a mini road trip to deliver leadership wisdom and inspire you to lead yourself and others well. Today, in Episode 2: Lane Awareness, Todd discusses the importance of knowing what lane you’re in as a leader by learning the goals of the people around you, keeping up with
In each episode of this new video series, Todd takes you on a mini road trip to deliver leadership wisdom and inspire you to lead yourself and others well. Today, in Episode 1: Inspiring Destination, learn the importance of knowing your destination before you start, and sharing it with others.
We loaded up the mini-van and took the five kids to San Antonio, Texas for our family vacation this past May. One of our first activities was Aquatica, the SeaWorld water park. We started out at the wave pool and then ventured our way to our first waterslide, Stingray Falls. We were drawn there by the enticing photos and catchy