A Little Help Please

When I was growing up, a common phrase we used when playing ball games was “a little help please.” The ball went into the street, across the road or into the neighbor’s yard and we called out “a little help please.” Funny – we didn’t hesitate to ask for help […]

Leadership Comes from the Heart

If you’ve heard me speak on leadership, you know that I have four foundational elements of transformational leadership: Leadership is a choice; Leadership is inside out; Leadership comes from the heart; and Leadership is a matter of life (not just business) These concepts are sometimes difficult to explain (and understand) […]

Letting Go of the Bike

Recently, I wrote about a leadership shift – moving from giving others a hand up to your level to supporting the growth of your people much the same as when you teach someone to ride a bike. It’s supportive, encouraging and effective. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve shared this […]

Just Like Riding a Bike

We’ve all heard the saying “It’s just like riding a bike.” It refers to the concept that once you learn certain things, you never forget and the required skills will immediately or quickly come back to you when needed. While it’s a reality that certain things we learn will always […]

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 […]

A Lesson From The Lion King©

This past weekend, I had the honor to speak to a group of young people (grades 6-12) at a YMCA Leadership Weekend. Surprisingly, I had more hesitation about speaking to this audience than to adults because I had to change my message and language to fit the age group and […]

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 […]