Will You Be the One?

Are you the one? Are you the one to change things for the better or the different? Are you the one to changes things with your company, with your team, with your organization or with a community effort? Are you the one that’s going to change or heal that relationship […]

The Answers Are In Your Stories

There’s no doubt that we all would benefit from some form of training and development, personally and professionally. Similarly, I’m confident that many of your team members would benefit from more training and development, and they certainly would benefit from having a mentor. Life and leadership is definitely a matter […]

Attitude Reflects Leadership

I love movies. More important, I love the lessons that movies can teach us – if we’re open and ready to hear them. One of my favorite movies and certainly one of my very favorite sports related movies is Remember the Titans (2000), starring Denzel Washington as the African American […]

Love Leadership

Yes, you read it correctly – I said love leadership – and that’s what I’m inviting each of you to bring to every leadership role you have. Whether at work, with your team, in your family, in your relationships or in any organization, I’m suggesting that you embrace love leadership […]

Choosing Your Leadership

Thursday, I had the pleasure of speaking on leadership to a large group in Akron, Ohio. My core theme was the Five Foundations of Conscious Leadership: Awake Aware Authentic Accountable ActionizedTM My program also spoke about authentic leadership and servant leadership, and it also included a discussion of the vital […]

What Are You Prepared to Do?©

What’s your level of urgency and what are you prepared to do about it? Consider these challenging words from Dan Millman (world champion athlete, author, speaker, coach and inspirer): “Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you had little time left to live – you […]

Are You a Top Gun?©

“I feel the need … the need for speed.” Most of you know this memorable line from the 1986 movie Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis (and many other now famous actors). For the small percentage of you that missed the movie, here’s a quick synopsis. Maverick (Tom […]

Don’t Be a Superhero©

Today is the opening of Age of Ultron, the next installment in the Avengers superhero series. While I’m sure it will be a megahit at the box office, I wonder what its impact will be on the people who see it, both young and old. Superheroes have always been looked […]

Relationship Magic©

Whether we like it or not, most people do things that serve their best interests. This is not selfish but merely the nature of people, and thus we must always begin any quest into a new way of thinking and being with the inquiry, “What’s in it for you (or […]

Reframing Courage© (adapted from Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader)

One of the best ways to experience the difference between conscious and unconscious leaders is to examine the concept of courage and what it means for a leader (or any person) to be courageous. Here are some of the most common definitions of courage: Mental or moral strength to persevere, […]