Archive for August, 2010

  • Happy Labor Day

    Recently on “Everyday Leadership”: Labor Day Weekend

    Recently on “Everyday Leadership” Dan discussed the approaching Holiday weekend: Labor Day. We will be explored topics on the middle/working class, competitiveness and dignified work in the global economy. Martha Gonzalez-Cortes, CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan was on to discuss what life […]

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    A Chicken and Egg Question About Leaders and Teammates

    A Chicken and Egg Question About Leaders and Teammates Friends, I’m a Democrat, but especially a democrat when it comes to work.  I wrote a book called Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics, and Life and I have a radio show called “everyday leadership,” […]

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  • Work in the Spotlight

    Previously on “Everyday Leadership”: Work in the Spotlight

    When asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Many kids lists included doctor, teacher, and police man.  Many also included actor, baseball player, or pianist. So, how did some of kids make it as an athlete, or became a […]

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    Tap the Power – Oil and the Crow

    Tap the Power – Oil and the Crow Friends, I was running up on Mackinac and thinking of my wife/governor’s recent successes landing a bunch of cutting-edge green energy companies in Michigan. Some people get fired up talking about sports, shoes, or sex. She gets […]

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    This Probably Doesn’t Apply to You

    This Probably Doesn’t Apply to You Friends, We think: This doesn’t apply to me.  So, (first) let me talk about who it does apply to; namely, Lee Iacocca, at least according to Steve Miller, a former Chrysler exec who went on to become CEO of […]

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    Recently on “Everyday Leadership”: Senior Citizens and the Workplace

    The golden years are supposed to be a time to look back on your youth and enjoy your free time. In recent decades there have been an increase of seniors returning to the workforce. Whether it is because of tough economic times or because they […]

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  • What's it supposed to be like today?

    What’s It Supposed To Be Like Today?

    What’s It Supposed To Be Like Today Friends, “What’s it s’posed to be like today?” they ask.  It’s totally understandable why they do – in Michigan, especially in August.  Summer dwindles. Most are hoping for sun and heat, and crisp and starry nights. For a […]

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    “Everyday Leadership” Discusses: Results-Only Work Environment

    On “Everyday Leadership” Dan discusses Results-Only Work Environment, or ROWE. A new management strategy where performance is evaluated, increasing the organizations results and creating a better work environment. Join Dan as he talks to Founder and CEO of Worldblu, Traci Fenton about organizational democracy, and […]

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  • What keeps the restaurant business going?

    On “Everyday Leadership”: Servers-The Faces of the Restaurant Business

    What’s it like to be a waitress or waiter? Most are college students trying to pay their way through college, and the fast cash from tips is what many need. Next week we will explore what proper tipping etiquette is, and what it is like […]

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    Mom’s Contribution

    Click here for the audio: Mom’s Contribution Friends, In September my second book will come out: Be Real: Inspiring Stories for Leading at Home and Work.  I casually mentioned to Mom my book’s need for a fine-tooth comb edit, to push every last apostrophe to the correct […]

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