Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen

My good friend Jeff Gordinier, Food and Drinks Editor at Esquire Magazine, recently joined me on an episode of Let’s Fix Work. We discussed his new book about the most famous and most celebrated chef in the world, René Redzepi. The book, Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the…

Trump, Truth and HR

Trump HR is a different kind of HR. You may have heard the news that Donald Trump finally signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension. Thank goodness. Those heroes deserve it. Future first-responders shouldn’t have to worry about our government’s commitment to their wellbeing. While signing the bill, Trump also said, “I was down there…

The Importance of Remembering Your Why

The best place to start with building trust and being vulnerable within a small team is to start with the self-awareness. Why? Well, then you are open to hearing feedback and can work to create a relationship built on trust and relatability. Oftentimes leadership can feel like a one-sided relationship, whether you are in a…

Problems versus Dilemmas

Do you know the difference between a problem and a dilemma?  Recently I welcomed Dan Cockerell to the show. Once upon a time, Dan was the VP of Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. He is now an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Leadership Mentor. We talked about problems versus dilemmas at length. He summed up…

The Cardinal Rule of Writing a Job Description

Did you know that a job description and a job posting are two entirely different things?  It’s true.  A job description is a technical document which includes some high-level esoteric stuff, like competencies, abilities, and requirements for a very specific job.  A job posting is what you put on the Internet on sites like Glassdoor,…