On “Everyday Leadership”: Be Real and Daily Leaders

Recently on “Everyday Leadership” Dan discussed his book “Be Real: Inspiring Stories for Leading at Home and Work” and has some contributors to his weekly Reading for Leading on. Dan will also explore what attraction marketing is, how one can brand themselves, and mold themselves into their ideal image. Heard were the voices of “Speak … Continued

Jack Welch and My Mom – two E’s for Leadership

Friends, Is it purely a metaphor when we say someone is “beaming?” Or is there something there – something real – even if we don’t have the tools to measure it? I ask this question, because my mom — stunned to see a room full of people secretly assembled to celebrate her 80th birthday — … Continued

Recently on “Everyday Leadership”: Coaching Lessons and Giving Thanks

It’s time to give thanks on the “Everyday Leadership” show! With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season, Dan talked with different experts on the different ways someone can show their gratitude. From respecting your peers to positive thinking, there are many ways for you to show appreciation and thanks. Dan will also discussed the wisdom … Continued

Cough it up, buddy – Another lesson in managing mistakes

Cough it up buddy – another lesson in managing mistakes Friends, I spent a lot of time working a room of 120 people, as they were doing assignments to assess and strengthen their leadership practice. And I found myself in crazy disbelief at how backwards some organizations and supervisors seem to be. Two incidents stood … Continued

On “Everyday Leadership”: Triumphs of Human Service Work

On “Everyday Leadership” Dan discussed the work of human service workers, and the contributions they make to the community. The Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Ronald McDonald House, Lisa Gnass, was on to discuss the work of this nationally recognized charity in the Capital.  The Mid-Michigan house has been in the Lansing area for ten … Continued

Mistakes – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

Mistakes – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours Friends, We sometimes are exasperated that employees (and kids and friends) take criticism all the wrong way!  Today I suggest a way to create a way better atmosphere for facing mistakes and problems. Here (in blue) is a quick recap of the past 3 … Continued

Previously on “Everyday Leadership”: The New Guy on the Block

Recently on “Everyday Leadership” Dan has Michael Patrick Sheils on to discuss his new book “Invite Yourself to the Party.” Hear how Michael made his way through life and his career by being in the right place at the right time. Learn how crashing an event and speaking to the right person could change your … Continued

Five-to-one Odds Says It’ll Work

01 Track 01Five to One Odds Says It’ll Work Friends, This is part three in a series on managing, or parenting, in a way that you correct without corroding. If you’re like me, you’ll find lots of room for improvement here. The formal field of “positive psychology” is about 12 years old. Positive psych continues … Continued

Previously on “Everyday Leadership”: Start-ups and Local Entrepreneurs

On “Everyday Leadership” Dan discussed start-ups and local entrepreneurs. The show included an owner of a local sports store, State Director of Small Business and Technology Development Centers, and a Michigan State Grad who started a world wide web phenomenon. Curt Munson owner of the Okemos Playmakers was on with Dan to discuss how he … Continued