You Became A What?

Going deeper. Diving in. Being reminded that before leading others you must lead yourself.
Last weekend for three days I became part of what was an incredible experience – and experiment When you think about it when you are the “first” of anything you are….

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Where Does It Hurt?

If you are like most people, there is a part of you that is just exhausted. A pandemic, a controversial national election, grief, isolation and more feels like it’s pulling us all down. If you let it. When you look outside yourself, it appears like we are swirling in one controversy or another. If you…

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Heart Shape for the Nature

Are You Spreading the Love?

Valentine’s Day is here! It’s fun to go into or past stores and see the shelves stacked with shiny red hearts, yummy chocolates and cards that express love in so many different ways. What’s even more fun is knowing that this celebration of love goes all the way back to 5th century Rome.   Some…

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John J. Jennings Chairman & CEO

For the last decade the leaders at Waste Pro have had the pleasure and privilege of working with JoAnna Brandi of ReturnOnHappiness.com.   At a time when our company was growing rapidly through acquisition, we became concerned that the value based culture we had so carefully built might get diluted as we expanded. JoAnna came…

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Do You Feel What I Feel?

If I were to ask you what one single leadership skill you’ve had to exercise the most in the last year, I’d venture to say that EMPATHY would be up there. What else would be on your list? Resilience. Strategy. Connection. Communication. Patience, Humanity? All of the above and more?   As I talk to…

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Define the Moment – or it Defines You

You either define the moment, or the moment defines you.   In the past several months I’ll bet we’ve all had quite a few “Defining Moments.” Each time we define a new moment, a new way forward, it’s necessary to let go of an old belief system and replace it with one that is more…

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How Many Ways Is Kindness Contagious?

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe deeply through your nose into your belly and exhale completely through your mouth. Make a sound.  Perhaps a sigh. Put a hand on your heart as you breathe and you get an extra bonus.   That tiny break in the action gives your body a chance to shift from the sympathetic…

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