LeaderLynx – Shoot the Cows?

‘Sacred Cows’ as they are called have existed in the workplace as long as groups have gathered in teams to accomplish tasks.  Legend has it that most sacred cows are fat and happy. During one of my consulting jobs many years ago there was a sacred cow I...

LeaderLynx – Attacked in Life’s Jungle?

A few days ago I had a very challenging day.  I just hopped out of the shower when my phone rang.  It was my wife, very shaken but okay after hitting a deer, swerving and then going down a small embankment.  Fortunately she survived the ordeal without a scratch, but...

LeaderLynx – Topsy Turvy Crazy-Makers

Do you have what Julia Cameron refers to as “crazymakers” in your family, church or workplace?  Yeah, you know who they are!  You had a mental picture of the person as soon as I mentioned the words ‘crazymaker’ didn’t you? They are the people who act...

LeaderLynx – Gorillas in the Guest Room

I was standing at the front desk of a major hotel chain checking into my mystery room.  One of the services I offer clients is mystery shopping their sites.  Why do I call it a mystery room you ask?  Because I never know what I’m going to find when I open the...

LeaderLynx – Who’s Idea Was That?!

When working with animals it’s advantageous if the behavior you are trying to get is actually their idea.  Suppose you are walking a tiger on a leash (like you do that daily, right?) and you want to turn to the right, a bit of gentle pressure to the right will likely...

LeaderLynx – When Lions Roar!

LeaderLynx – Real Life Lessons from the Jungle When a lion roars it can have several meanings. It can be establishing its location so others do not infringe, or it can be calling to others saying here I am… come on over! Today I was talking with a long term...