Leadership Through The Art of Espresso

Aloha Friends, Happy National Espresso Day!   Did you get your morning espresso yet? There was a time when Starbucks was not a household name. When I first started in 1995, Starbucks had about 600 stores in North America, it was a big enterprise but not the behemoth it is today. As we grew, led [...]

How did a mouse lead towards exponential growth?

Aloha Friends, the title might be bit misleading but stay with me a little while. Today marks Mickey Mouse’s 88 Bday. What a legacy he has left us, wouldn’t you agree? Although Mickey did not really lead Disney’s meteoric growth as it expanded towards Florida, Walt’s leadership was instrumental in accomplishing the BAMDIGIOUS Vision of [...]

What if you would lead your team like you lead toddlers?

Aloha Friends!   How odd does that premise seem to you? If I had to look at myself, very odd, no? No one would lead like you teach a toddler. After all, don’t you go into telling mode when you teach a toddler? How can that be effective. Well, if it intrigues you, I would [...]