The Great Tax Cut?

I am hearing that there is going to be a great tax cut, maybe even the greatest tax cut of all times. Unfortunately, that is the limit of what I hear of any substance. I guess I am expected to reflexively believe that a tax cut of any kind is good and that the current taxes people pay are excessive and unwarranted.

Since I get no details, I might as well go ahead and comment on what we know very little about. I hear politicians and political pundits do that daily and as best I can tell, they don’t know much about what they are talking about either.

Reading for You Book Descriptions

Your Exclusive Guide To The High Road
Your Exclusive Guide To The High Road

This is Your Exclusive High Road Guide from the Travelers In-flight Preparatory School. We at TIPS are proud of our glorious history of providing superior orientation and tutoring services for newcomers as well as refresher courses for experienced High Road travelers. I'm your personal travel guide and advisor. As Top Dog at TIPS, I don't normally provide individual mentor services; but when I heard you were coming aboard this flight, I couldn't pass up the honor and opportunity to serve you personally.

I have sniffed out the best of the best insights and anecdotes from the High Road traveling elite for inclusion in this preeminent edition of our official TIPS guidebook and am honored to make them available to you for your enjoyment and consideration. I'm confident in assuring you that there is not a dog in the bunch, though I must confess, up front, that I have taken a few liberties with the source documents and the conversations among The High Road's old-timers that I have been privileged to overhear. To call it plagiarism sounds too harsh; but, well, okay, your calling a spade a spade is how it's done on The High Road. I have made it sound like I personally had all the insights and that the experiences were mine when that is not how it was. I just mostly hung around and listened; but what you get is pretty much what I saw and overheard.

Now that I have that out of the way, I'm looking forward to conducting your tour and hope that you are as excited as I am about the adventure that lies ahead. It's time now to kick back, relax, and enjoy your flight. Wonderful opportunities await you on The High Road.

As a special added value, I have tucked in an assessment of your readiness to be a High Road traveler along with tools you can use to assess the readiness of your beloved as well as your boss to travel the High Road with you.

Adaptive Leadership (003)

In this episode, the adaptive leadership series is continued. Focus is on leadership as a service and what does and does not lead to leadership excellence.

Note: In the last episode, I did not realize that the musical notes under the narrator might distort on a phone speaker. I’m sorry and will try to avoid similar issues.

Adaptive Leadership (002)

The discussion of adaptive leadership is continued in this episode of the Leadership Shop Podcast.

The discussion starts with focus on vision and mission. It then turns to valuing the people who make the journey with him or her. A commitment to excellence is essential as well as valuing customers and always meeting or exceeding their expectations. Please listen in to hear how these important elements are explained.

HTM 158 – Advice, Wisdom & Getting Down To It – How To Matter

The podcast team is having another one of their idea generator sessions. Today they share with us that wisdom and stupidity are linked and that taking care of today’s business today not only is wise but is a good start on making a difference to people who make a difference to us. Please listen in on their conversation.

 

Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 4

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

Toronto, The Food Court & A New York Street – How To Matter

The podcast team members come to us from three remote locations to share their insights. Although their focus is not specifically on making a difference to people who make a difference to us, their musings range from having thoughts no one has thought before to the fact that people who gossip about others will sooner or later be gossiping about us.

 

Adaptive Leadership (001)

In this episode of the Leadership Shop Podcast, we are introduced to adaptive leadership. In the past, it was enough for a leader to get the job done as the job is defined. The leader leads and the followers follow. That simple model is no longer enough. The world has become too complex and workers are no longer content to simply follow. Adaptive leadership is not only needed, it is required. Please listen to learn what adaptive leadership is all about. The series has thirteen episodes. This episode is where the discussion starts.

HTM 156 – May I Drive You Up The Wall, Please? – How To Matter

Do you wonder how the frustrating elite of the world manage to be so successful at driving everyone up the wall? Are you frequently impressed by their expertise? Do they have a skill set you want to emulate? Perhaps not but if at least knowing more about how they do what they do seems potentially helpful, please listen and learn.

Relating Long Term (11) – How To Matter

Thanks for joining us for this special episode of the How To Matter podcast. James has developed a series about how to matter with people with whom you have a long term relationship. You are about to hear one of the episodes from the series. If you subscribed to the podcast from HowToMatter.net or from your favorite podcast player, all of the previous episodes in the series are there for you. Please enjoy this episode now.

HTM 155 – Guidedogs, Philosophy & Life’s Little Lessons – How To Matter

This episode of the How To Matter podcast features guidedogs but is as much about philosophy and little life lessons as about guidedogs. The elite Pilot Dogs are the teachers and we are the students. I invite you to listen and learn about guidedogs while you quietly learn about a few of life’s little lessons we all should take to heart. Please enjoy.

Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 3

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

Relating Long Term (10) – How To Matter

Thanks for joining us for this special episode of the How To Matter podcast. James has developed a series about how to matter with people with whom you have a long term relationship. You are about to hear one of the episodes from the series. If you subscribed to the podcast from HowToMatter.net or from your favorite podcast player, all of the previous episodes in the series are there for you. Please enjoy this episode now.

Should You Be Boss?

In this episode of the Leadership Shop Podcast, James asks us who should be boss. Importantly, the question is not who is boss since there are a lot of people who are boss but shouldn’t be. If you wonder if you should be boss, you will want to listen to this episode to see how James would decide if you are the right person to be boss.

HTM 154 – Whose Fault? Anyone But Me. – How To Matter

Who drives you up the wall? Gary joins us today to share his perspective on the fault finders of the world and unfortunately now and then of our world. They would likely find reasons to criticize the tooth fairy. Fault finding is their stock and trade and they always, yes always find something or someone to pick about, someone or something for the focus of their criticism and fault finding. Gary has a pretty simple strategy we can use to be sure we are not tempted into the fault finder’s negative world. Please listen. I am sure you will find the picture all too familiar.

Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 2

Thank you for choosing to go skidooing with us. We all have learned many of life’s little lessons and certainly have found some of them more helpful than others. Daniel has developed a series of skidooing episodes that he thinks represent priority lessons. Those are lessons we should all take to heart. Please listen to this episode and consider whether you agree with Daniel.

Which Leadership Strategy Works Best?

There are many takes on how to lead and which leadership strategies are most appropriate in which situations. In this episode of the Leadership Shop Podcast, James focuses on Four of the most popular leadership strategies. He also includes a brief quiz to see when and where you might want to use the four strategies. Please listen and then take the quiz.