How One Tiny Crime Destroyed Baseball Forever

When I was 8 years old, I absolutely loved baseball.  I watched it all the time, collected baseball cards like they were actually worth something, and I played entire baseball games by myself (and a bunch of ghost runners) in the lot behind my house because I didn’t have 17 friends to round out the…

Details

Ethics Awareness Month Is Almost Over, But Be Ethical Anyway!

Ethics Awareness Month is quickly coming to an end, but unfortunately for everyone, we need to be ethical all year long.  We all need  a reminder of why ethics are important from time to time, and one of the least painful ways to be reminded is to watch some of my entertaining yet educational videos.…

Details

6 Reasons Doing the Right Thing is Better Than Going to Court

Usually people try to encourage you to be ethical because it’s ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘you’ll sleep well at night.’  But I also think I’d sleep well on a 200-foot pleasure yacht that I bought with all the money I stole in a diamond heist.  So I don’t think those are particularly good…

Details

The Ethics Video Series That You’ll Actually Enjoy

Let’s face it, ethics is kind of boring, but also kind of important, because if you don’t have any ethics you could kind of end up in jail. We all need a reminder of why ethics are important from time to time, and one of the least painful ways to be reminded is to watch…

Details

3 Easy Ways to Distinguish Between a Gift and a Bribe

You know the problem with ethics education?  It’s virtually impossible to talk about it without sounding pedantic or preachy.  And since none of us like being lectured to, we all usually drown out conversations about ethical behavior because we don’t like feeling like we’re being talked down to.  It’s basically the same reason none of…

Details

Caption Contest – Poolside Edition!

What is happening in this photo? Leave a comment with a creative caption and you could win a copy of my book How To Get Fired! AND a $25 Amazon gift card! Make sure to comment by 10pm on March 21, 2014. Click here to read the rules and entry requirements!

13 Awesome Compliments to Use at Work (and 5 To Avoid)

Everyone wants to  feel valued and no one wants to be told that they smell bad. With that in mind, I made a video with 13 compliments you should use, and 5 you shouldn’t. Take note of your favorite compliments and use them at work today, or better yet, send this video to someone who…

Details

6 Hilarious Ethical Quandaries for Ethics Awareness Month

So I just typed in “fun ethical issues” on Google and scrolled through the results.  None of them were fun.  Zero.  They just put ‘fun’ in the subject line so that people like me might click on it. Now I realize that by saying my ethical quandaries are hilarious, I’m opening myself up to the…

Details

Polar Vortex Caption Contest- And the Winner Is…

Congrats Jolie! Your copy of Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! will arrive soon. Thanks to everyone who captioned our winter photo! There were so many funny entries it was hard to choose just one! Want to get an email when we have another caption contest? Sign up here.

Details

Pinocchio Is the Worst Motivational Speaker Ever

I could tell you some tips on how to be a great motivational speaker, but if you know me, you know that’s not my style. I’d rather show you an example of a bad motivational speaker. Geico made it easy for me and made this commercial. Enjoy! And stay away from this Pinocchio character. I…

Details

14 Things You Do at a Conference, But Maybe Shouldn’t

Conferences are theoretically designed to be one of the most effective educational and networking opportunities you’ll get all year.  But that’s just what the conference organizers think a conference is for.  For the average conference attendee, things are a little bit different: 1. You show up the day before…   2. …check into your hotel…

Details

Stop Texting During Meetings!

As a leader, what would you do if someone was texting during a meeting? Would you call out the bad behavior during the meeting? Would you talk to the texter privately after the meeting? Both of those situations are awkward, so I have a solution for you.  Send a link to this video to all…

Details

The Most Important Management Statistic You’ll Ever Read

If you’re even halfway interested in becoming a better leader, then I’m sure you’ve read dozens of books and articles and case studies about leadership.  Most of them have statistics to support their various claims, and while many of them are absurdly obvious (“Managers who don’t scream or throw things at their employees are more…

Details

Manager Leader Tip from the Manager Leader’s Handbook

Attention all manager leaders! Please take a break from proofreading every email that your employees send and watch this video, it might prevent your car from getting sold for parts.  For even more helpful yet entertaining tips for manager leaders, check out my Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! presentation, training program and book.

Details

Caption Contest- Polar Vortex Edition!

What is happening in this photo? Leave a comment with a creative caption and you could win a copy of my book Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! Make sure to comment by 10pm on February 21, 2014. Click here to read the rules and entry requirements!