The new research behind an ancient culture-building method

I invite clients to “wrestle and grow.” That growth happens in three areas: growing more organized, growing more confident and growing more influential. Classical culture-building Those three words sum up my method to help clients build their cultures. But really, they are principles of classical education–the system that built the most successful and longest-lasting culture of all time: the West. …

Podcast 78: You can‘t order excellence: Lessons from the new book “Coaching Amplified!”

We’ve discussed Mike’s Respect-based Performance Coaching method in previous episodes. Here’s another insight from Mike’s new book–one that can change your life: You can’t order excellence. More insights from the book can be found in these previous episodes: How do you coach? Three things you need for your coaching to succeed: Trustworthiness  Care Commitment  We would love your questions and …

A French aristocrat’s timeless lesson for the USA–and for employee engagement

Organizations like Gallup have been studying how to unlock employee engagement for decades now. It turns out a French aristocrat figured it out about two centuries ago. The answer lies in determining if you have citizens … or subjects. Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville toured the United States in the 1830s. He then published “Democracy in America.” Its outside-the-fishbowl …

Podcast 77: ”The Great Resignation” has already begun … how will you respond?

A July 2021 survey found that 55 percent of working Americans are looking to change jobs. If you employ Americans … this podcast is for you. Mike and Mark share three key factors in retaining your workforce.  We would love your questions and comments for future episodes: Email Mike and Mark. Listen here … subscribe on Spotify, Amazon or Apple … or …

Podcast 73: Why are your people here? Lessons from St. Paul‘s Cathedral

Before Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle there was the Sir Christopher Wren story. Have you discovered and clarified your team’s purpose?   If not, you’re missing a big factor in employee engagement. To explore your purpose, use our free worksheet.    We would love your questions and comments for future episodes: Email Mike and Mark.    Listen here, subscribe on Spotify or …