What you think of me is none of my business

You can choose to react. Or you can create.

In choosing your response, you are also choosing your feelings. And if you capture this control, you can control your life.

Go live your life independent of what others think!

Retention Series Part TwO: Is it a retention problem or a culture problem?

If you are just tuning in to our three-part retention series, we invite you to read part one, where we discuss the importance of truly knowing your team members’ goals, passions, and struggles in order to retain them one-on-one the way they want to be retained.  In that article, we briefly spoke on the role […]

Time and Attention is All We Have–Are You Giving it to the Right People?

Dennis and Lisa McIntee

Recently, we saw a quote circulating on social media saying, “If you or I die tonight, there might be ten people who will care deeply for 10-15 days. Focus on those people.” Admittedly this sounds dark, but it is also an extremely helpful rubric to help us gut check how we are spending our time.  […]

How to Remote Work and Maintain Your Culture

Zoom Call

Nearly two years ago, we were all scrambling to identify what a remote work environment could look like for the first time. Home office supplies flew off the shelves. Business casual attire was replaced by sweat pants and ‘top half only’ looks. Zoom and Peloton stock exploded. We approached this strange season with a combination […]

The marriage series: Slowing down to find value

Recently, we asked our Leadership Roundtable participants an open-ended question: What is the biggest communication challenge you have in your marriage? Like many relationships, marriages can be easily strained and stretched when communication is not working. And that stress is a major drama causing factor.  One of the answers we received was, “My biggest challenges […]


I’ve worked with a lot of teams over the years and I’ve seen a disease that runs rampant in teams existing in drama.  I’ve seen it so much, I’ve even coined my own phrase for it- excuse-itis.   Excuses are a pesky thing because they tend to multiply.  The more we make excuses, the more […]

5 Steps to Build Trust

Over the years, there’s one thing that I’m learning over and over about leadership- it’s a relational game. Leadership is proven by followership.  Think about it. No one wants to follow someone that’s unorganized.  Nobody is trying to become like the guy who never gets things done or can’t show up on time.  People don’t […]

The Power in Asking

When someone brings you a problem and asks what to do, what’s your typical response?  Don’t overthink it.  Do you discuss the issue with them?  Ask them more questions about their problem and try to get them to a resolution? That’s very noble and no doubt motivated by a good heart, but what if you […]

Why Refusing to Rescue Your Team Might Actually Save Them

What if I told you that failure might be the very best thing to happen to your team? It’s a funny thing, but we tend to learn more from failure than we do success.  But what happens if our teams don’t have room to fail because we keep saving them?  It communicates to them that […]

What Does Drama-Free Living Mean to Me?

“So what does Drama-Free living even mean to you?”  This question came from a team member that had been with me for almost a year.  It took me by surprise. I thought I had shared my heart and assumed he knew. And then the lightbulb went off.  If it wasn’t clear to him, how could […]

G2 Focusing System

In this leadership moment Dennis explains how “gratitude” and “giving” can help your creativity and productivity.

Are you stuck in frustration?

Are you stuck in frustration? Wasting time reacting to others instead of focusing on what matters most?

The Trigger Identifier™ is a six step proven process to help you become less reactive and more strategic. Because every problem has an emotion attached to it, you can get stuck in an endless cycle of stress and drama. But when you understand your triggers, you’ll harness the power of your emotions faster and easier.