Lessons in cinnamon roll baking

2023-02-06T00:14:32+00:00Podcast, Strengths|

When I follow the rules, the process may not always be as fun but the results are usually better.
I learned this while baking cinnamon rolls: There are times when “leaving well enough alone” is the best approach. Good cooks know when they have the achieved that “just right” taste – and so should managers when […]

Are we wrong about attitude?

2023-02-06T00:14:41+00:00Podcast, Strengths|

Do we have it wrong about attitude?
As I watched my hometown team win its first-ever World Series it struck me how all the players credited their “will to win” and that very little was said about actual skill. Team members lined up to talk  about “heart” and “perseverance.” One ebullient player said about the other […]

Leading or Creating? Or Both?


My mind has been wandering recently around the juxtaposition of leadership and creativity.
What influence does one have on the other?
Are all leaders creative?
Does creativity, by default, make one a leader?
Can a leader be too creative?
Must leaders be creative?
I am not an expert in either of these areas but I do have a certain […]
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