Recently on “Everyday Leadership”: Labor Day Weekend

Recently on “Everyday Leadership” Dan discussed the approaching Holiday weekend: Labor Day. We will be explored topics on the middle/working class, competitiveness and dignified work in the global economy. Martha Gonzalez-Cortes, CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan was on to discuss what life was like in a migrant work family. How their labor … Continued

A Chicken and Egg Question About Leaders and Teammates

A Chicken and Egg Question About Leaders and Teammates Friends, I’m a Democrat, but especially a democrat when it comes to work.  I wrote a book called Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics, and Life and I have a radio show called “everyday leadership,” because I believe leading is an activity and NOT a … Continued

Previously on “Everyday Leadership”: Work in the Spotlight

When asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Many kids lists included doctor, teacher, and police man.  Many also included actor, baseball player, or pianist. So, how did some of kids make it as an athlete, or became a local celebrity doing the news?  And has it been what … Continued

Tap the Power – Oil and the Crow

Tap the Power – Oil and the Crow Friends, I was running up on Mackinac and thinking of my wife/governor’s recent successes landing a bunch of cutting-edge green energy companies in Michigan. Some people get fired up talking about sports, shoes, or sex. She gets passionate talking about things like “net metering,” through which a … Continued

This Probably Doesn’t Apply to You

This Probably Doesn’t Apply to You Friends, We think: This doesn’t apply to me.  So, (first) let me talk about who it does apply to; namely, Lee Iacocca, at least according to Steve Miller, a former Chrysler exec who went on to become CEO of Delphi.  Miller writes in his autobiography that Iacocca did great … Continued

What’s It Supposed To Be Like Today?

What’s It Supposed To Be Like Today Friends, “What’s it s’posed to be like today?” they ask.  It’s totally understandable why they do – in Michigan, especially in August.  Summer dwindles. Most are hoping for sun and heat, and crisp and starry nights. For a decent sized minority (who would die in New Orleans or … Continued

“Everyday Leadership” Discusses: Results-Only Work Environment

On “Everyday Leadership” Dan discusses Results-Only Work Environment, or ROWE. A new management strategy where performance is evaluated, increasing the organizations results and creating a better work environment. Join Dan as he talks to Founder and CEO of Worldblu, Traci Fenton about organizational democracy, and what new tools and methods can be used to create … Continued

Mom’s Contribution

Click here for the audio: Mom’s Contribution Friends, In September my second book will come out: Be Real: Inspiring Stories for Leading at Home and Work.  I casually mentioned to Mom my book’s need for a fine-tooth comb edit, to push every last apostrophe to the correct side of the s, and to adjust every to, too, and … Continued