I had the privilege of spending three days in Washington DC last week with the MREA, educating our legislators on issues important to electric cooperatives. Every legislator expressed appreciation for our visit; one made the comment, “When you don’t come to see us, we forget you’re there.” His statement rings true, not only in politics but in life and business.
Leaders inspire accomplishment. But not all leaders inspire equally; whichever one you are depends on how you engage people. Let’s start with Simon Sinek. Sinek observes that some leaders inspire action while others do not. He illustrates his point with the golden circle, that moves us through three concentric circles from what, to how, and finally to why people act.
Ask 100 economists for their view on where the economy is headed and you may get 100 different answers—everything from pending disaster to all-time highs.
In 1998, a friend and I took an amazing trip to China. One of the most fascinating moments was when we walked out of the airport terminal and saw all the people on cell phones. Cell phones were just taking off in the United States. I don’t think any of us realized just how much they would invade our lives.
When I went to pick up my car after having the oil changed, it was washed inside and out. (Thank you, Tinker & Larson!) We hired a contractor to paint several rooms in our house; he fit the job in between elk hunting and a busy work and family schedule. Yet, he was there as promised, did excellent work and