Speakerphone Snooping

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book, “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland,” illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Speakerphone Snooping I have a pet peeve, which I call “speakerphone snooping.” This is when someone in the room asks you to make a speakerphone […]

Don’t Settle for the Blue Football

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book, “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland,” illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Don’t Settle for the Blue Football When I was a boy, my friend showed up at a neighborhood football game with a junior-sized, orange football. […]

Behind The Back Praise?

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book, “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland,” illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Behind The Back Praise Public recognition of good performance is an important motivating method. Recognition given one-on-one is also very valuable as there is obviously […]

Beware The Long Email Trail

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book, “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland,” illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. BEWARE THE LONG EMAIL TRAIL A great benefit of email is the ability to communicate with a broad group of people on a single subject. […]

Face a Difficult Decision?

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book, “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland,” illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life.   Having to make difficult decisions is a common and necessary occurrence for any business team. These decisions can pertain to many different areas. It can […]

Win the Last 30 Seconds

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland”, illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Sugar Ray Leonard For those who do not know, a boxing match consists of a series of three-minute “rounds.” Most prizefights today consist of 12 […]

Just Say Yes!

The following excerpt from Larry Steinmetz’s book “Kansas Sense: Simple Business Wisdom from the Heartland”, illuminates practical and philosophical stories that easily resonate with leaders from all walks of life. Lessons from Early in my Career Early in my career, when I was only 24 years old, my company, Sprint (which was United Telecom at […]