"A Relocation Minute" with Bruce Waller

Leadership Development

What’s your blue ocean?

Early in my career I heard someone share when you find work you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. It sounded like a myth, but years later in my career I can say this is definitely true… I love what I do… I love my everyday. I work for a great company. …

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Winning the right way in any organization…

I was recently listening to the press conference announcing Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Porter Moser. Coach Moser was recently hired to replace Lon Kruger after an amazing 10-year career with the sooners and lifetime achievements most notably being the only coach to take 5 teams to the NCAA tournament.   I was listening to the …

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Want to get more buy in with the C-Suite? Start here…

How do you build trust in the workplace? It’s a question I have asked many guests on Life in the Leadership Lane podcast including CHRO Jill Cole in Episode 45 when she replied it starts with doing what you are saying you are going to do!” As we talk about getting more buy in and …

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Happy International Women’s Day

Thankful for all of the strong women that have helped me on my journey including Martha Causey Thornton. She goes by “Marty” and she’s my mom! She gave birth to 5 children and worked multiple jobs to put food on the table for all of us. She is also the step-mom for 2 others. That’s …

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A lane of connections…

My friend Carl recently reached out on social media to let me know his dad had given him a piece of wood from the bowling center my parents operated as proprietors for almost 30 years before it was destroyed in a fire. He shared that he hadn’t done anything with it since his dad gave …

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Bring your ideas…

As I was watching Tom Hanks, American actor and filmmaker accept his award, I paid close attention to his comments when he mentioned sharing three things every actor should do when they show up to the set or at the workplace. Well, I guess I wasn’t paying that much attention because I actually don’t remember …

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The secrets to building great partnerships…

It’s like and love, trust and commitment,  It’s the belief, values, and respect with conviction, It’s not the some days,  but the every days…  It’s investing in the building, …a partnership, a relationship, and companionship between two, It’s patience, frustration and annoyance too,  It’s Sooner Magic and faith to help us through the tough times, …

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Give Value, Be Valued!

One of the most common things I hear from organizational leaders is how can I/we grow my network, my business, my career… How can we get more customers, visibility, profits, etc… We should first start with the question, “why”? This is what provides our anchor. Once we determine our anchor, we can then move to …

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Energize Your Association, Your Work, Your Life!

Do you remember the first time you showed up at your association meeting as a guest? You were looking for a new place to network, or were invited for a friend. You showed up and didn’t know anyone. Remember how daunting that was, then you decided to come back again, and again, and finally you …

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What’s your WHY?

I was recently reading about Thomas Pierpont Langley, the man who set out in the 1900’s to be the first man to pilot an airplane. Have you heard of him? Most of you would probably haven’t. But you have probably heard of Orville and Wilbur Wright. They were just a few hundred miles away working …

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