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Author: jwalters

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam If you have ever seen the TV show The Profit starring Marcus Lemonis, you are familiar with the methods used to take struggling businesses and make them highly...

Does your team collaborate, cooperate, do both or neither? I have worked with all types of teams and by far the collaborative team works with less drama and with great pride.  There is a huge difference between collaborating and cooperating...

“I need a raise,” said one of my employees.  I nodded my head and waited for the justification.  No justification was offered other than there should be more pay for the job being done.  I thought of all my employees...

Do you ever get weeds, like plantain, in your turf areas?  Or, do you ever get the feeling that an attitude of negativity is growing among your team?  What do the two have in common and what does this tell...

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” ~Mahatma Gandhi I prefer to give humanity the benefit of the doubt and believe most of us don’t truly enjoy disagreeing with anyone - especially at work.  After all, as a team you...

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~Harry S. Truman Were you, like me, a kid who did not like to read? I never enjoyed sitting down long enough to get into reading. Most people in our industry can...

Who is going to make you more successful in life? A few weeks ago while running in the woods I did a short video to encourage you as I learned from one of the greats John Maxwell.   Feel free to share...

 “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  ~Henry Ford Recently I set up some forms to pour a well needed sidewalk in front of home.  It has only been 5 years since we removed the old sidewalk,...

The drama-nators….you know the type.  They enjoy stirring things up – spreading a few rumors – treating the job as a form of personal entertainment.  The drama-nators are rarely the best at what they do on the job, but let...