Ready to Improve Your Leadership??

All Posts by Mike McKenna

Project Failure: Kill it before it kills you


Avoiding Project Failure … Nothing says success like killing your project before even starting it, right? Let me explain. Picture this: You assemble your brain trust around the table to launch your next, big initiative. Saving the rain forest, responding to a disaster, overhauling the tax code, whatever. You – as the mindful leader – […]

Continue reading

Ever had a Bad Apple in Class?

Bad Apples

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar … I had a guy in class a couple of year’s back who said in his introduction: “I am retiring at the end of this week. I don’t want to be here. I was told by my *(!&@^ boss to attend.” Of course it didn’t take long to understand […]

Continue reading

Are you in CMS Compliance?

Ski Pad Emergency Evacuation Mattress

A couple of things I’m pretty sure of: The sun will set in the west. Out of 24 hours in your day, very little of it is consumed with thoughts of the who, how, when, why and where of an emergency evacuation of your facility. That’s why I strive for many of my articles to […]

Continue reading

Flat Tires and a Leadership Case Study


I was visiting my local tire shop recently for a periodic tire check and rotation. Unlike during their busy times when customers have to come inside and wait for service, I timed my arrival for a slower period. Two (2) of their associates came outside to greet me. One in front, hand outstretched, telling me […]

Continue reading

3 Steps to Better Training

Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.  ~ Winston Churchill Our language is a fragile thang, er I mean thing. In the epitomous 21 Reasons Why the English Language is Hard to Learn we are reminded that it is a small miracle that we can ever convey […]

Continue reading

Service Above Self

“I believe that rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.” ~John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (Service is #8 of his family’s 10 principles that he shared with the United […]

Continue reading