Leaders Decide

One of my critical roles as a transformational leadership coach is to identify leadership gaps and then (most important) to help leaders shift their thinking and their behaviors. A key step in this process is to arm leaders with awareness and clarity about the ways that they can communicate and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Expectations

No, I’m not talking about the classic Charles Dickens’ novel or the movie based upon the book. I’m talking about the seeming challenges we have with expectations – setting them, meeting them (or other people meeting them) and how we respond when expectations are not met. Too often the result […]

It’s Not Cliché If You’re Doing It©

Several years ago a friend told me about a “game” to play at conferences, during workshops, and in meetings. The game was called Bulls**t Bingo and it involved listening for overused terms, phrases and words that overpopulate business conversations, including “think outside the box”, “real-time”, “on the same page”, “integration”, […]

Your One Third©

If you’re like me, you find yourself saying something like this: “I can’t believe it’s already September” or “Where did the summer go?” Funny how time seems to fly in our minds, but not so funny how we (I include myself in this) fail to take action to change it. […]

Leadership Lessons from Butch and Sundance©

If you don’t know what the title is referring to, then you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning and iconic Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).[1] The movie tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker (aka Butch Cassidy – Paul […]

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 […]

Eagle Wisdom©

On a recent trip to Vancouver Island, BC, I had the opportunity to meet Jill, an avid kayaker. She shared with me many different wildlife experiences she has had while kayaking. The most memorable was her story of watching an eagle swoop down to snatch a large salmon out of […]

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 […]