Leadership Lessons from 2017 Oscars Best Picture Error

What Great Leaders Do About Mistakes

Leaders, you can learn from 2017 Oscar for Best Picture Mistake“What we have here is failure to communicate.”

~ Captain in the movie “Cool Hand Luke”

Crystal Clear Pre-cap:

  1. Create a culture where people aren’t afraid to admit mistakes.
  2. Have the team discuss together where the task derailed.
  3. Let team determine areas for improvement.
  4. Encourage the team to create alternative plans if Plan A misfires.

Great leaders aren’t interested in making fun of people who have made a mistake.

Learn from it, and move on, smarter than before.

ICYMI, and, I doubt you did, here’s what happened. When Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were to read the card for Best Picture, Beatty had the wrong card.


1 Big Reason You’re Misunderstood, and What You Can Do About It

Positively influence how others see you


Chances are very good that at one time or other, you’re actions or motives have been taken the wrong way

Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?

What’s the answer?

To help understand this frustrating phenomenon better, here’s a puzzle for you:

being misunderstood bat & ballA ball and bat together costs $1.10. The bat costs $1 more then the ball.

How much does the ball cost?

Child’s play, you say? Before you get to the answer, try to solve this yourself.

Clearly, the ball costs, what? 10 cents?

Many people answer this puzzle quickly. They answer that the ball, in fact, costs 10 cents. And, they are wrong.

The ball costs five cents. The bat costs whatever the ball costs, which is five cents, plus one dollar more.


Life Changing Book

Happy Read Across America Day!

Oh the places you'll go

When my youngest son, Cameron was born prematurely, the doc said he had a 50% chance of survival. I would go to the neo-natal ICU and read him Dr. Suess’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” again and again.

Wanted him to know he had lots to do and see, so many places to go.

Cam will celebrate his 17th birthday July 23rd.

Today is Read Across America Day. It’s also Dr. Suess’s birthday.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess, for so eloquently reminding us there’s a big beautiful world out there.

5 Ways to Build Relationships and Show You Care

Thoughtful ways to nurture your connections

5 Ways to Build Relationships

Relationships are precious. And yet, sometimes life gets so crazy busy it’s easy to get behind in nurturing your connections. So, today’s quick note is all about simple, yet thoughtful things you can do to show people you care and build your relationship!

To connect more powerfully, Listen to the emotions behind their words. ~ Click To Tweet
  1. Be on time for all appointments, meetings, even coffee dates. Whether the relationship is a future best friend or an acquaintance at work, be sure to be on time for every meeting that you have! Too often, people don’t make being on time a priority. This leaves the other person (more…)