When I was in 5th grade we had a mandatory choir performance. During one of the practices, the instructor came up to me and quietly said, "Jon, would you mind mouthing the words?" OMG- that little statement made such an impact on me! This happened over 40 years ago and I still remember that event down to the very details! Two powerful takeaways for leaders: 1.
I don’t usually do this. I don’t usually share very personal stories. But this past month my daughter got married and something happened at that wedding that left a tremendous impact on me. If you're open, it can do the same for you. Today I’m won’t share any 5 take-aways or downloadable reports or checklists.
Do you feel like millennials just don’t get it? You’re doing all of the “right things”- publicly recognizing their success, giving away free food, providing more meaningful work, giving more and faster feedback. But it’s kind of falling flat. They’re still not the responsible, hard-workers you and your colleagues were and are.
Remember the scene when Spider Man fought a mad scientist who had transformed into a creepy reptile-like monster? In one frame, the scientist was lauded for his groundbreaking achievements, and in the next, he became a two-story monster with 6 legs and pincer claws.
Just a few weeks ago I was in Denver, Colorado facilitating a Turning Point for a client. I needed a printer for the 2-day event so the client could fly home with a clear documentation of the process, wins and next steps. Off I drove to Walmart. As I was perusing the printers, the sales guy told me a little secret.