Saturday, September 21, 2013

Leadership & Hypocrisy

Leaders who not only preach one thing and do another take it to a whole other level when they teach others what they should be demonstrating.

There aren't very many "relational leaders" out there. Here are a few basic actions that to me, describe what a relational leader (rl) looks like:

They care about their staff outside the 9-5 window.

They are the first to admit a fault.

They don't expect others to do what they don't do.

They give frequent recognition, especially in public.

They treat everyone in the same manner.

This is certainly not an exhaustive list but some of the major items. I hope to addore soon.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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Monday, December 26, 2011

Character plus Competence equals Consistency

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Character & Competence!

So many organizations focus on training, skills, certifications, degrees, experience, knowledge, and abilities when hiring, placement, and promotion. Why is it when you have to correct or even terminate someone it is almost always character related?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Character Solution

There is a way to lead your team to greatness. There is hope, and there can be a light at the end of the tunnel that isn't a train. The problems we face are frequently personal character issues that cannot be solved with programs, techniques, or more hours at the office. Creating a culture of character within our organization is the solution to many of these challenges. Fortunately, there is a way to make this transformation that has been tried and proven in a myriad of arenas. (from "Making Character First" page 2)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Why write a book?

Tom Hill began his business career in 1971 at Kimray, Inc., a prominent manufacturer of oil and gas equipment and controls. He served as an engineer, Executive President, President, and is currently Chairman of the Board. He founded Character First in 1992 to help Kimray employees be successful. Since then, Character First has spread to businesses and other organizations in over 34 countries. Tom is a regularly invited speaker on character and ethics in business. Learn more at