I participated in the Amway River Bank 25K run this past Sunday. It’s an annual event that was started in 1978. The race, a 15.5-mile stroll through downtown Grand Rapids and more, is one of scenic beauty. You run past the John Ball Park Zoo, along the river bank, and back into the city. Every part of the run can take your breath away.
Over the years, the sponsors have changed. It started as the Old Kent River Bank Run, transitioned into the Fifth Third River Bank Run, and is now the Amway River Bank Run. There’s a lot of history in the race and people are proud.
Something unique about the race is the distance. You hear about 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon but the 25k is an elusive distance. It’s one that brings in runners from all across the country. Over 10,000 people ran in this race. It’s quite the experience to run with that many people! Read more...
My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon
. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. And don’t miss out on my Leadership Lessons From John Wick ebook on Amazon
It’s been a long four years since John Wick: Chapter 3 was released. We’ve faced a pandemic together. John Wick: Chapter 4 was delayed. We know it was supposed to be a celebration of Keanu Reeves. May 21st, 2021 would have seen the release of The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter 4 on the same day. Sadly, this wasn’t the case, and we had to wait quite some time before Chapter 4 of John Wick was released.
That happened recently. Most of us weren’t disappointed.
John Wick: Chapter 4 brings back the character Reeves had made popular. The action movie is once again packed with guns, violence, and extreme action.
I had the pleasure of attending the Global Leadership Summit Special Edition 2023 on February 16th, which was my birthday. The Global Leadership Summit Special Edition was packed full of great content.
The lineup for this summit was fantastic. It included faith-based speakers along with those in the traditional business world. I love when summits do this because you get to hear such a diverse group of voices. You’re then able to take away what you can from the different speakers.
Who were the speakers at the Global Leadership Summit Special Edition? They were:
- Craig Groeschel
- Todd Henry
- Dan Owolabi (contest winner to speak and, in my opinion, the best speaker there)
- Robert Morris
- Heather R. Younger
- Jose M. Hernandez
- Cyn Marshall
A paycheck is one reason people go to work. Other reasons may include the social interaction they get from an office environment or their reason to work could be altruistic. They want to give back.
Two reasons I haven’t mentioned are big reasons people go to work. They want to challenge themselves to do the best work they can. They also want to continue to grow and be enriched.
These two reasons for working are something you can use to create a great environment. One that actually attracts top talent.
By creating a challenging and enriching environment, you will also weed out those people who are only doing it for the paycheck. Bonus! Right?
What Does A Challenging And Enriching Work Environment Look Like?
Before you look to create an environment that is challenging and enriching, you have to figure out what this means. For me, it is quite simple. Read more...
Creating a training plan for your team members can be scary. You will have to spend hours upon hours going over information with your team. All with the thought your team member might leave before they’re fully trained… Or worse, they will leave once they’re trained and take their new skills with them.
Photo by Jonathan Borba
First, let’s kill the negativity. Stop worrying about whether or not your team member will leave. There’s always the possibility a team member will move on.
In all honesty, there’s something scarier than a trained team member leaving. That scarier thing is an untrained team member sticking around.
Know you and your organization will benefit from a trained team member. An untrained team member will only bring your organization down. Read more...