A Few Good Questions

I’m writing this blog while taking a high speed ferry from the Island of Santorini, Greece to Athens, Greece, where I’ll be speaking and exploring over the next five days. This most recent business and travel experience and adventure has given me extended time and opportunity to ponder and contemplate […]

Who Is Carrying Your Culture Flag?

Don’t worry, this blog is NOT related to our current topic of interest – standing or kneeling during the National Anthem. However, it does relate to flags. Back to flags in a moment, but first a word about culture. One truth about culture is that every organization has a culture […]

The New KPI

I’m guessing that most of you are familiar with the term or concept of a KPI – a key performance indicator. Leaders and organizations embrace KPI’s in different ways and to different degrees – from occasional reference to them to putting KPI’s at the forefront of all strategic planning and […]

Seven Questions that Will Transform Your Life

Yes, that’s what I said – questions that will transform your life, and also your business and relationships. Why so confident, you ask? First, because I believe in the power of questions – well-framed questions – to elicit more impactful solutions and to heighten awareness. Second, because the brilliant philosopher […]

Lead Like Patton – NOT

General George Patton was in many ways an incredible leader and one who certainly had a significant impact on the outcome of World War II in Europe. While General Patton definitely utilized some leadership approaches worthy of modeling, some of his other tactics are not well suited for leadership today. […]

Owning Your 100%

I recently wrote a blog about the power and empowerment that comes with and from taking personal responsibility for everything in your life – 100% ownership over everything, all the time and in every situation. While I got several supportive comments on that post, I also received several challenges in […]

Leaders Are Safe

In Simon Sinek’s second book, Leaders Eat Last (Portfolio 2014), he offers this important perspective: “Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe.” Carrying this concept to its logical conclusion, it’s also true that when someone does not feel heard, then they do not […]

It’s What You Make It Mean

What IF every reaction (emotional or otherwise) that you have to an event, experience, communication or interaction is almost completely about you? More specifically, it’s about what you decide that event, experience, communication or interaction means about you. Stay with me as this concept invites a shift that can transform […]

Letting Go of “Leadership”

This week I had the opportunity to experience a leadership workshop facilitated by Scott Alexander, an author, speaker and coach from Maryland. I had previously spoken to Scott on the phone (and read his book, Lead Like a Black Belt), but this was my first experience with Scott in person. […]

3 “I’s” of Leadership

There are so many different views and perspectives on leadership – so many that I sometimes wonder how anyone is supposed to discern the essentials of leadership. At the same time, it’s important to have some leadership foundations that you can use to build your own leadership model, and the […]