What Makes A Great Sales Organization


During the course of my life, I have been a student, an observer and a practitioner of the fine art of making sales. I have been successful, unsuccessful, frustrated and elated while attempting to create fabulous sales numbers for my companies. Although I do not have all of the answers to sales success, I have … Continue reading

We Should Honour Christmas All Year Long


 “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”   ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From, “A Christmas Carol” I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness … Continue reading

Ten Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You


Find out the best ways to engage your employees in this short video: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/10/ten-ways-to-make-your-employees-adore.html  

I Love My Levi’s And I Will Not Change!


When I was a teenager, I became very attached to Levi’s jeans. Most of my friends wore Levi’s Red Tab jeans and we all thought we looked pretty darned cool! In those days Levi’s were made of heavy, dark blue denim that eventually faded to a very pleasant lighter indigo hue. The pungent odour of the … Continue reading

How To Be A Bad Leader


My articles usually focus on how to be a good leader or a better leader. In fact, most leadership articles available on the internet or elsewhere focus on the positive elements of leading. Many leadership writers prefer to write about completely positive things and focus on what leaders should do to be recognized as the … Continue reading

It Takes A Hurricane


While watching the drama of Hurricane Irene unfold as she made her way up the east coast of North America, I was impressed by the good humour, co-operation, camaraderie, and overall humanity of the folks who reside in the path of the storm front. The media did a great job of televising scenes of people … Continue reading

What Is Leadership?


With a title like that you might think I bit off a little more than I can chew. You might be right, but because there are literally thousands of articles, blogs and websites dedicated to discussions of leadership, I wanted to offer a logical definition of it in a thousand words or less. Here goes… … Continue reading

The Value Of Honesty


As children, most of us had parents who tried to convince us that cheaters never prosper and liars will not go to heaven. The theory is of course a great one, but almost every day in the news I hear about business leaders being charged and convicted for a variety of commercial crimes.  Sadly, I … Continue reading

Stop Being Selfish! Find Happiness and True Success…


Click this link to watch a short video about the value of not being selfish: http://motivationalkehl.blogspot.com/2011/07/stop-being-selfish-find-happiness-and.html If you want to get along with more people start thinking about someone other than yourself. If you have problems with relationships it is probably largely to do with your own actions and the fact that you are thinking … Continue reading

What makes a Superstar employee?


Find out here: http://www.ilstv.com/superstar-employees/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter    

Take Your Business Back!


I often hear from managers that employees have more power than their bosses. Studies have shown that the majority of workers in North America do not want to move into a management role. The current trend toward servant leadership and participative management has created a lot of very good results, but in many cases it has … Continue reading

10 Things Great Leaders Do


Click on this link to see a short video on what great leaders do: http://www.ilstv.com/ten-things-great-leaders-do/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter

Ego and Success


Winners, losers and survivors exist all around us. The world is full of people who become famous through excellent results alongside those who gain notoriety because of poor performance. Interestingly, mediocrity is much more common than success or failure in most areas of human endeavour. Most people get by, but seldom excel despite the fact … Continue reading

Are You A Servant Leader Or A Leadership Warrior?


I have called upon the leaders of the world to start a LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION. In order to make my dream become a reality, we need to employ some proactive, aggressive action right away. One of the most common terms used for good leadership these days is SERVANT LEADERSHIP. Although I am a proponent of that … Continue reading

Every Revolution Needs A Cause


How to start a Leadership Revolution Before we can begin to create a culture of effective and powerful leadership, we must have a cause that everyone can rally around. Throughout history, every revolution came about as a result of the failure of leaders to understand or empathize with what the people wanted. When it became … Continue reading

Let’s Start A Leadership Revolution!


I have dedicated the last decade of my life to the proposition that there are no bad employees…just bad leaders. Because my words have fallen on a number of deaf ears in the world of executive boardrooms, I have decided to start a Leadership Revolution. The old, Traditional, Boomer ways of leading will not work … Continue reading

Positive Passion Leads To Success


  “Genuine leaders never pursue or expect adulation or “star” status. When they receive it, they accept it graciously and move on to the next challenge. Leadership is not about personal victory. It is about winning through teamwork and positive energy by and for every member of the team.”                         ∞Wayne Kehl∞ My book, “A … Continue reading

Easter Is For Leaders


Easter is a holiday celebrated each spring in many countries throughout the world. It is essentially a Christian religious celebration based on the scriptures which indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Each year we celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Interestingly, Easter can be considered a moveable feast … Continue reading

Harassment…A Leadership Dilemma


The world of business and industry has improved dramatically for women over the past two decades but we are still hearing a lot about male chauvinism, glass ceilings and gender discrimination. Despite the positive efforts of business leaders, I personally believe that there is a diminished but definite level of unfair and unfounded gender discrimination … Continue reading

If Babies Ruled The World


On April 2, 2011 my daughter gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. I put a photo of the little darling on my Facebook page with the caption, “This is my new granddaughter. Cute Huh?”  Within seconds the comments and “likes” started coming in. Within 24 hours I received dozens of complimentary messages from old … Continue reading

Leaders Need Followers To Be Successful!


Have you ever noticed that some employees will stay in jobs that they do not really enjoy, or are not really suited to for long periods of time? Have you met people who stay in a lower paying job even though they have been offered more money somewhere else? A business needs long-term employees in … Continue reading

Lighten Up Or Heavy Up…The Choice Is Yours


Have you ever noticed that a lot of people tend to take themselves too seriously? You know who I mean: Those folks who huff and puff with righteous indignation whenever they are challenged. Those people who glare and stare whenever someone says something they believe is inappropriate. Those individuals who seem to believe that it … Continue reading

You Never Miss The Water Until the Well Runs Dry


This old proverb shines a very bright light on the theory that you never know what you have until it is gone. If everything in your life is going well right now, think about the dynamics around you that help to make it great. If your life is challenging at this moment because you have … Continue reading

Lead By Example


Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better man or woman.   Benjamin Franklin  Oh, if we could all just follow Benjamin Franklin’s advice, what a wonderful world it would be. Why must we all find fault with each other while carrying anger and … Continue reading

Think Before You Speak!


Wise men talk because they have something to say… fools, because they have to say something.  – Plato  Plato lived from 428 BC to 348 BC and even then, one of the largest human problems that philosophers of the day grappled with was a lack of open, honest communication. Nothing has changed in over two … Continue reading

Are You Willing To Risk Your Life?


On Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day it is important for us all to reflect on the sacrifice and devotion to duty shown by so many of our brave men and women all over the world. But, what does the observation of past and present wars mean to you?   November 11th is not about poppies, … Continue reading

A Big Ego is a Terrible Thing to Waste!


People with strong egos like a pat on the back. They need to be acknowledged for their good work. The feeling of satisfaction they derive from praise is like a drug to them…the more they get…the more they want. The more praise they receive, the more likely it is that they will perform at exponentially higher levels. However, if people with big egos are ignored or criticized for their work, they will no longer derive a sense of satisfaction from their work and performance will probably decrease in quality and quantity.

Leadership can be an unpopular business


“Leadership can be an unpopular business. The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair (former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) The above quote from Tony Blair led me to the theme for this week’s edition. Throughout my career in leadership I have had to … Continue reading

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