Born Leaders or Not?

There are so many topics upon which we debate, including the following: Chocolate vs. Vanilla Pepsi vs. Coke Tastes great vs. Less Filling (Miller Lite) Batman vs. Superman Star Wars vs. Star Trek Seinfeld vs. Friends Creation vs. Evolution The list goes on and on, but what about the “big” […]

What’s the Big Secret?

  In most organizations, the norm is to withhold information (especially financial information) from the team members, or to at least limit what information is shared with team members. I’ve heard many reasons for this withholding, but what message do we send when we choose not to let team members […]

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 […]

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 […]

In You Must Go

You knew it was coming – with the debut of The Force Awakens you had to know I would share a message with a Star Wars theme. Yet perhaps not the message or reference you anticipated. One of the often forgotten scenes from The Empire Strikes Back occurs when Luke […]

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 […]

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

Yes, I did it. I brought the dreaded “V” word into the business conversation, and it is about time because our world and our businesses need a whole lot more vulnerability. In many ways, vulnerability is slowly and quietly becoming the new strategic weapon for business leaders. It is also […]