“Moose” was an Army football player and student of mine when I was privileged to be teaching aerospace engineering at West Point. Back then, chalkboards were a staple of our
My job affords me the opportunity to travel around the country. Yes, I said opportunity as I consistently find myself reflecting on the beauty and diversity of our Nation's people and landscape. Enjoying those blessing, however, requires I negotiate myriad airports in order to get me from my home in Eastern Kansas to wherever t
Those of you who subscribe to one or more leadership/thinker distribution lists likely receive dozens of e-mails weekly on a wide variety of leadership, development, or training topics. If you're intent on lifelong learning as we are, you, no doubt, read the summaries and/or highlighted articles, print or PDF select references, and file the information away,
We were involved recently in a series of conversations with banking professionals about contemporary challenges in their organizations. Millennials were a quick and frequent discussion topic. In my own experiences, I've had opportunity to listen to professionals across all generations. The frustration--older professionals with millennials and vice versa--is significant.
When an organization asked us if we could help them address their issues with absenteeism, we were excited. We'd been talking about this challenge for some time, and the prevailing perspective among more senior (read older) leaders was that the issue was their younger employees. "These kids didn't grow up with the same work ethic as I did,"