Leadership is about human relationships – in the real world.

A reflection by Jesse DePriest Inspired by and credit to Ashley Goodall, and Marcus Buckingham, authors of the book, “Nine Lies About Work” – and excellently discussed in the phenomenal “Lead from the Heart” podcast by Mark C. Crowley. Leading and following are not abstractions. They are human interactions. Human relationships. And their currency is […]

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BE LED BY YOU!??

LEAN is NOT “Less Employees Are Needed” – and LEAN is NOT about cost ‘cutting.’ LEAN is about continuous improvement of all processes to eliminate waste (and therefore improve efficiency) to ‘flow greater value to the customer’ while engaging and developing the people in the work.  Lean is an operational strategy that delivers the business strategy. It is a […]

THE CONTEST IS NOW

Any great journey, adventure, or endeavor – and the rewards and success that might come as a result – requires unwavering commitment and discipline. We are seduced into comfort – the soft couch and comfy pillow beckon us to drop the work and get cozy… that hard work can wait until tomorrow or ‘when we […]

Finding Joy in Daily Problem Solving

When the COVID-19 pandemic began its rapid spread across the globe in 2020, many of us fell into stark periods of depression and anxiety. The reasons for this are unique to everyone, and yet much of what psychologists point to as the primary reasons for this sudden rise in mental illness is the loss of […]