Leadership Powered by Common Sense

Leadership Powered by Common Sense


Latest Episodes

Get to the Bottomline
October 22, 2020

Great leaders know how to communicate. But written communication sometimes needs help. Here’s a quick tip for becoming better communicator when you write.

Leadership and Woodworking
October 05, 2020

An old mentor taught me some great lessons in a woodshop. I later discovered those practical tips apply to good leadership too. Hear more of the story now.

Podcast Interview with Todd Westra
September 07, 2020

Recently I had the opportunity to appear on a podcast hosted by Todd Westra. Todd’s show is called “The Leadership in Business Podcast.” Here is the full show.

Exploring a Leadership Framework
August 14, 2020

Large companies spend lots of time and money developing, coaching and directing a leadership framework. Does a small business need one too? In this episode, I explore this question.

Leaders Helping Leaders Episode 1 4/3/2020
April 04, 2020

As the world around us is faced with the Coronavirus pandemic, leaders in all walks of life must step up t oprovide the calm. But as a leader spends his or her energy doing that, where do YOU go to find calm. I say you get with other leaders.

Leaders: Does Your Company Have a Frozen Middle?
March 02, 2020

Do you remember the last time you took something out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave? You were hoping for a tasty treat. But when the buzzer went off, you grabbed your food and stuck your fork in only to find a frozen middle.

Leaders Build Stepping Stones
December 10, 2019

What do you think of when someone says something about a stepping stone? The origin comes from placement of stones across a stream so that a pedestrian can walk across the flow of the water without getting wet.

Are You a Bubble-Wrapped Leader?
October 15, 2019

Bubble wrapping is great for shipping delicate collectibles. But if you sit as CEO, Owner or manager in a company, you cannot afford to let yourself get bubble-wrapped as a leader. Today’s podcast explores how and why you might be getting insulated and...

Leaders Must Impact the Networks Around Them
September 24, 2019

Spend any time at a particular company and you will find yourself part of an informal network. This network is above and beyond the boxes on the org chart. Your ability to build and effectively manage the networks around you might just be the single bi...

Alexa Flash Briefing
August 29, 2019

I’m excited to announce that Leadership Powered by Common Sense is now featured on Alexa Flash Briefings. Check it out here. I’ll be sharing daily insights and ideas for helping you become a better leader.