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September 11, 2018

Life is stressful. Leadership is stressful. How you manage your stress will make or break your experiences and the experiences others have with you.

In today's Leadership Insight I talk about how your ability to recognize your stress triggers will be key to managing you...

June 6, 2018

This week's Aureon Leadership Insight is about:


To develop a great culture, you must understand your people. To understand your people, you must know their needs and what motivates them. Paying closer attention to Dominant Patt...

June 3, 2018

Last week I was in Dallas, Texas facilitating training for 19 leaders and managers called:


Conflict is common in the workplace. You are never going to eliminate it, so the goal has to be to manage it. There is good conflict and bad conflict. Co...

May 29, 2018

This week's Aureon Leadership Insight is about:


What is Versatility?

Versatility is your ability to adapt to people and situations as needed.

How Versatile are you?

May 25, 2018

Earlier this week I facilitated a four hour training for a group of 14 leaders and managers on the topic of: 

Coaching and Performance Management

I started the session asking the group to think about good and bad coaches they have had in their lives and to share with t...

April 11, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, 2018 I has the opportunity to speak to two different Life Calling Classes about enhancing their emotional and social intelligence. Though we talked a lot about emotional and social intelligence, I kicked off each session asking students and facult...

March 16, 2018

OK, so the title of this post is a little misleading. It should actually be called:

Two Chefs in the Kitchen, a Dining Room Manager and a Dining Director

This week I had an opportunity to facilitate session one of Leading with Style training for 15 team members at a seni...

February 11, 2018

Yesterday would have been my dad’s 79th birthday. He died in July of 2002; at the age of 63. If you have read any of my earlier “stuff”, at times I feel I was hard on him. Though nothing I’ve said is untrue, I probably haven’t given him enough credit and I’m sure I was...

February 7, 2018

As part of the Association for Talent Development - ATD, Central Iowa Chapter's education series "ATDU", yesterday I spoke to a group of 38 about ...

ADOPTING a RESILIENT MINDSET (Click here to see attendee feedback)

Some key takeaways from my training were:

  • Stress is...

December 15, 2017

On Wednesday, December 13th I had the opportunity to speak to a group of small business owners at the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the following five ways they can use their employees' strengths.

  1. Think Like a Leader

  2. Set Them Up For Success

  3. G...

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