Business
170: How You Can Serve and Thrive in a Crisis [Podcast]

170: How You Can Serve and Thrive in a Crisis [Podcast]

How you can serve and thrive in a crisis? This is a question being asked by many people. While the current COVID-19 crisis has created a lot of panic and financial stress, this is a great time to rethink how you can serve more and thrive doing it. I have heard many...

169: How to make $30k on the side in 9 Steps [Podcast]

169: How to make $30k on the side in 9 Steps [Podcast]

Learn how to make $30k on the side. Think about it - $30,000 a year extra (that is $2500 per month) is not chump change, but many people have no idea how to make $30k on the side. But I coach people to do this all the time - and as you might guess - simple steps. Not...

165: Are You Bored at Work? [Podcast]

165: Are You Bored at Work? [Podcast]

Being bored at work seems normal. Studies indicate 43% of office workers are bored - many hoping to find a new job. So if you are bored, then note that you are normal. Now - does that make you feel any better? I thought not.  So what do you do? Quit and find another...

164: Who is living your dream? [Podcast]

164: Who is living your dream? [Podcast]

Who is living your dream? Do you know?  Or put another way, who do you want to grow up to be? Whether their occupation, their success, their ministry, their impact on the world - who is your role model for success?  John, a CIO at a multi-billion $ company told me “No...

161: What To Do If You Hate Marketing Yourself [Podcast]

161: What To Do If You Hate Marketing Yourself [Podcast]

Do you hate marketing yourself? The other day someone told me “I hate having to market myself. It just feels slimy - like I am a used car salesman."  (No apologies to the used car salesmen out there - the label is well earned.) But, a central component of any business...

159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

Write your 15 minute business plan and then get moving providing goods and services for other people.  After all, the only person who reads most business plans is the person who wrote it - the business owner.  But unlike all those people who spend months writing a...

153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

Career fears are those silly things that keep us from making wise career decisions we want to make. So many of us look in the mirror and know that we are CONTROLLED BY OUR FEAR. The Big Career Fears  (Podcast Outline) Here are the primary fears holding us back in our...

132: How Being a Christian has Made Me Wealthy [Podcast]

132: How Being a Christian has Made Me Wealthy [Podcast]

Being a Christian and being wealthy can seem like an oxymoron. I confess I have struggled with money and faith. As a Christian should I give it all away and go live a life like Mother Teresa? Or as a Christian, how do I recognize my gift of serving others through...

Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

The biggest problems faced by the engineers and technology leaders are not about technology at all. People are the issue. And most technology workers (should I just say most people) are not prepared to deal with the challenges people bring. My mom - who worked for...

Three Actions to Become a Leader with Help from Your Boss

Three Actions to Become a Leader with Help from Your Boss

So you want to become a leader? How? If you are like me, you sit back and try to think what actions you need to take. It becomes like some kind of secret mission - where you must uncover the hidden secrets about how to do it - without anyone knowing. Since my job was...

5 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs

5 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs

There are certain soft skills every leader needs - no matter their leadership style. What are soft skills? And why are they soft? I always thought of soft skills like a gruff sailor would look at soft hands - wimpy and weak and belonging to someone who never worked....

Do You Want to Be a Leader?

Do You Want to Be a Leader?

Do you want to be a leader? Almost everyone who starts in our Master in Engineering Management program wants a position in leadership. They are usually seeking leadership in their current company, but many are looking to other companies. Most are eyeing an...