Is building relationships as hard for you as it has been for me? I’ve always thought it was easier to just relax in the corner without having a conversation, than trying to find the courage to talk to someone and then work really hard to carry a conversation. In this article, I want to share […]
Stability in chaos is difficult. Without it, people ride a rollercoaster of emotions that lead to panic and failure. Learn about the importance of stability in leadership, and how it impacts your teams.
Leaders who are too busy to hire, aren’t thinking about things the right way. Here’s one of my stories about hiring when I was too busy to hire.
My first contractor hiring experience was not great. I remember vividly interviewing the candidate over the phone. They seemed like a perfect fit. I scheduled time for a couple of other team members to interview the candidate, and that went well too. I remember thinking, this candidate appears to be from India, but there was […]
Recently I’ve been helping my daughter with her math homework. Tonight I sat with her and discussed how she does long division. I was trying to change her mind; to help her understand the right way to do it. She prefers to solve the division problem by trying combinations of multiplication until she comes to […]
Relatively speaking, I read a lot of books. I probably average about 2 books a month and have a healthy backlog of books I still want to read. You can take a look at my reading list to get a better idea of what interests me. That said, there are only a handful of books […]
One of the first things I tell people when I’m beginning to mentor them is that my leadership style, my personality, and the way I interact with people is a direct outcome of my faith. I understand that religion and politics are often considered taboo topics in the workplace, but I don’t think it’s possible […]
If you were to walk into my office, or catch me in the hallway and ask, “Josh, what is the #1 thing I should start doing in order to become a more effective leader?”, this is what I would tell you. “Start reading about leadership.” To get better at anything you have to find productive […]
My kids are pretty good kids. I didn’t say perfect, but they at least want to do right more than half of the time. That said, multiple times a day there are arguments, frustrations, power-moves, and sometimes a show of small forces between them. It’s called, “contention”. If you’ve been in the workforce for any […]
The thing that terrified me the most as a child was thunderstorms and tornadoes. I don’t know what it was about them, but when it would start to thunderstorm, this incredible fear swept over me. I remember running to my parents room terrified, hoping they would let me sleep on the floor. I’ll never forget […]