I can’t manage (but I think I can)

Parents and people-managers have a lot in common. Maybe you’re working with a team or perhaps you’re in a family, either way it’s very likely that you’ve faced some hard decisions about offering corrective guidance.  You’ve endured times when you’ve just hoped that people would get a clue and work things out on their own.  You’ve faced the dilemma of …

The Expectation of Misery

Have you ever dreaded something because, well, you know it’s going to be horrible?  A lot of people dread going to the dentist.  Here in the U.S., most of us dread going to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  But why?   You were trained to expect misery! In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne we’ll look at how that happens and …

The MYTH of Balance

Over the past month, the topic of Work/Life Balance has come up so many times, I took it as a sign that you would want to take a closer look at that in your Wednesdays With Wayne this week! Quick, if you’re only getting this by my Facebook page, then please click that link above and get it in your …

Short Attention Span and No Sex???

Have you ever felt… done… just, done?  There’s no more to give and you might even be too worn out to receive.  You’re tired all the time and you’ve got a low–level of irritability brewing so you feel like you could snap at the people you work with and/or the ones you care about.  You feel stressed and you gravitate …

The Two Secrets To Becoming Even MORE Influential

How do you get people to support your dreams and goals? The answer is that you do it the same way that super leaders become SO influential!  In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you learn two simple secrets to becoming more influential and enlisting support for your goals and dreams. Organizations (including families) begin their failure path when the leader(s) …

Trust Me, I’ll Catch You

You know when you see someone struggling with something and you are just itching to help them, but you don’t dare because you don’t have that kind of relationship with them? Sure, sometimes you extend a kind gesture for a stranger.  I’m thinking bigger.  What I’m talking about is your ability to really step in and guide someone, to change …

I’ll Bet You’re Gambling With What Matters Most

Have you ever felt like you were doing something that wouldn’t really make a difference, like you were spinning your wheels just to get through the task?  Maybe you feel like that at work. Maybe it’s that committee you joined and realized is strangling you.  Maybe it’s your relationship.  You know that something is off, but hey, you just keep …

You “sell” what??

My clients’ journeys are never straight forward.  Like so many of us, you think you want one thing and really need something you hadn’t even considered.   The theme of the comments (and wonderful compliments) that have come my way centers on how authentically I’ve helped people to become.  And in today’s Wednesdays With Wayne, the question arises – how …

How Do I Know?

How Do I Know? Depending on where you put the emphasis, that could be read as HOW do I know? Or perhaps, How DO I Know? Or maybe, How do I Know? Or is it, How do I KNOW? For the sake of this Wednesdays With Wayne, we’ll go with the latter: How do I KNOW? People ask me all …

This guy just challenged me big time!

When I travel, I like to meet with my clients before I begin training their teams.  It’s important that we’re on the same page, that I understand the needs of the business owner, and that they know my working style. We had a great dinner together.  It was casual and we began to get to know each other on a …