All posts by Ryan M. Akins

Investor, Entrepreneur, Listener and Learner. Ryan currently serves as Regional President of Dale Carnegie for the North Texas region. He graduated from The Dale Carnegie Course in 2011.

Leaders Don’t Make Excuses

Jogging out to the sidewalk this morning at 6 a.m, a woman that must have been close to 8 months pregnant jogged past me, with a stroller, and a dog.

Downfall of the Reactionary Manager

Picture yourself, on the cusp of hitting your revenue goal for the year. You’re almost there, and it all depends on the performance of your team over the next couple months.

How to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Why do some organizations have teams that are consistently striving to sharpen their skills, and others have teams that wreak of complacency?

Does Employee Praise Create a Performance Anchor?

I knew that it was my responsibility as a leader to recognize those improvements, but a little voice inside my head was telling me not to say anything.