Leadership Archives - Ed Carcarey

Volunteer for the Scary Things

7.07.2017
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My recruiter told me over and over never to volunteer when I joined the Military. That theme was a constant one throughout my 8 years in the Air Force. It didn’t work! I was “Volunteered” anyway on my first day in Boot Camp by our Drill Instructor!

I hated being volunteered, and I hated the job I was volunteered for that I had to preform every moment of every day for 8 weeks!

Turns out it was the best thing that could have happened to me!

Being Volunteered to be a leader of the 80 men who […]

Super Hero

27.06.2017
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My son asked me if I could be any Super Hero or choose a super attribute which would it be?  He assumed I would say Hulk because he is one of my favorite characters. Who doesn’t like to Smash!

 

Without hesitation, I said, “Influence” and my wife immediately said, “Oh, Dear God, NO”! Of course, my wife is correct. Influence without wisdom becomes a weapon of mass destruction.

 

My point, in this what if scenario my son was playing is influence is so incredibly important and so misused! Most of us are using our influence […]

Motivating The Team

22.06.2017
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One of the worst bosses I ever had went through employees like they were disposable diapers. This person never understood that she was motivating the team to LEAVE. Within the first 3 years of being the boss she went through over 30 new employees. Is that some kind of record?

In the 40 years I’ve been a part of the workforce there have been some really great bosses, some really average bosses, and some really bad bosses.

The responsibility to Motivating the Team lies with everyone, but the leader/boss has the extra burden of setting the […]

The Blame Game

17.06.2017
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The news has been full of Politicians, Athletes, CEO’s, and Actors who are blaming everyone about how unfair their lives are because of what someone did or said. It amazes me when highly successful people will spend their time whining and blaming instead of changing!

Recently a comedian got into trouble because of a disturbing photo shoot she did. Her initial response was perfect: she admitted the mistake and asked for forgiveness. This is the same thing we teach our children to do when they make poor decisions.

The story would have eventually gone away, and […]