Put Me In Coach

Put Me In Coach

As a kid, I loved to listen to the radio.  And given that I live in Nashville, music remains a part of how I relate.

So it’s probably not a surprise that when I hear “Why do I need an executive coach?", my mind occasionally drifts to “Centerfield” by John Fogerty (go ahead… listen on YouTube while you’re reading the rest of this). Tough not to tap your toes...

5 Keys to Develop an Amazing Team

5 Keys to Develop an Amazing Team

Many business leaders say they have a management (leadership) team.  Is it a high performing team?  Is it a team in name only?  Or, is it really an amazing team?  What is an amazing team?

I have worked with leaders and teams for the past 35 years.  From this experience, observation, and interviews, I believe there are 5 keys to developing and having an amazing team.  Before taking the first step to developing an amazing team, you must be a committed leader who not only wants an amazing team, but is willing to be vulnerable, communicative and accountable.

Order and Life: Work as Worship in Practice

Order and Life: Work as Worship in Practice

God made us to work. If you’re a Christian professional, chances are you’ve heard the phrase. Maybe from a pastor, a conference speaker, or someone in the office. But when it comes right down to the first minutes of our morning on Monday, the abstract does us little good. How do we take the idea of work as worship and make it a reality? The work as worship idea says that the five days (or more) we spend each week at work give us the opportunity to expand God’s kingdom. We can use the talents and skills God has given us to worship Him on more than just Sunday. It’s a compelling message—but what does that look like lived out?

Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Consultant

Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Consultant

In my experience, I have found companies that once had a successful system or process but due to growth or major personnel changes, the process no longer yields the desired results. That’s where an experienced business consultant comes in. The trained professional can offer a fresh set of eyes and bring out change to a broken process. The fact that they are engaged as an “expert” in a certain discipline they have instant credibility with the people they will be working with. Additionally, along with experience they bring certain tools or proven methods so there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Benefits of Business Consulting

Benefits of Business Consulting

With a title like the above, you might be expecting me to give you a list of 6 or 8 benefits of business consulting.  Rather than a laundry list of benefits, let me explain the process that will allow you to maximize the use of business consulting.  In today’s complex world the consultant is often not the expert.  Who can be an expert on so many areas and subject matters?  The consultant is proficient in a process that will identify the issues and resources needed.  The benefit of consulting, then, lies in this process instead of specific expertise.