It Is You

If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you’ll remember the episode where George’s girlfriend breaks up with him and uses this line: “It’s not you, it’s me.” In response, George protests that he invented that break-up line and further insists that it is definitely him. Finally, she relents and tells the truth: “Alright […]

The Leadership Gap

As I look around the world (in businesses, in teams, in communities, in families, and in relationships), I see an urgent need for leadership—or at least for a new type of leadership. With all the challenges we’re facing in our world, I’m firmly committed to leadership as the solution. When […]

What’s Your Single Standard of Conduct?

Today’s reality is that people want to believe that they can maintain and even promote two different personas – most often, one for personal life and one for professional. I’ve always maintained that there is no such thing – that there’s one you and that the core of you shows […]

Be Impeccable!

Believe it or not, I’m a simple guy – at least in my thinking. I like to keep things simple in how I think and how I live. Part of that simplicity involves how I look at my own behavior and the behavior of others. Another part applies to how […]

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 […]

Unmasking Integrity

Integrity is a big word and certainly a bigger concept. It’s one that’s often talked about and aspired to, but I’m not sure it’s often understood (at least not with any kind of common language or understanding). I rarely (if ever) meet someone that wants to be outside of integrity […]

Keep It Simple©

No, I am not writing about the already tired and overused K.I.S.S. concept (Keep It Simple, Stupid), at least not in the way that you’ve read about it before. However, I am suggesting that you focus on simplicity in how you think, believe and decide because simple is the only […]

Welcome Integrity©

One differentiating trait of conscious leaders is that they understand the impact words have on behaviors, and one example of this understanding relates to the theme of integrity within accountability. Our culture today is one where promises are often viewed as nothing more than words—that a “yes” does not equate […]

Stop Being Honest

Yes, you heard me right. Stop being honest! Going further, the world does not need any more honesty. While we could all do better with honesty – more people being more honest – I’ve come to realize that honesty (or the lack thereof) is not the problem. In fact, the […]

We Thought Again

In March of 2009, I made a rather abrupt transition from “safe and secure” employee to startup business owner (again). This was not my first business startup, but it had some unique elements: Although I had thought about it, it was not planned, it was driven by external circumstances, and […]