TRUTH SEEKERS leadership topics

In my experience, most execs struggle in 4 areas to get done what needs to be done to accomplish their goals: THE 4 AREAS TO GET DONE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE1. drive new mktg, ops or special project initiatives sponsored by the exec team2. run the rhythms of the organization such as strategic plan […]

Does Achieving Your Best-Self Occur?

I believe achieving your best self matters because we want happiness. Happiness, in my opinion, is a result of achieving our best- self, it’s not something you pursue. So how does achieving your best-self occur? THAT’S the big question… I believe SERVING OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AND BUILDING CHARACTER is how our best-self occurs. In […]


THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS IS PEOPLE – Herb Kelleher. I’ve been ‘that guy or gal’ in both of the examples below. The irony is the hardest thing to do is schedule time to execute the second example… Some say, with their actions, the business of business is business, not people. What’s an example? Investing in […]

Do It For The Wrong Reason

DO IT FOR THE WRONG REASON Isn’t it better to do something good for the wrong reason than not at all? For example, practicing something good like virtue, to be more ‘effective’, rather than to build stronger character, which some might say is practicing virtue for the wrong reason. Our minds can go many different […]

What’s Crumbling Beneath Your Feet?

‘Successful business people stand on ground that is crumbling beneath their feet’ – Joseph Schumpeter Like you, I’ve encountered this quote several times over the years and I don’t think I really ever understood what it meant. For some reason, I paused when I saw it this week and gave it some thought. What does […]

Is Character a Muscle?

I had a conversation with my family about character a few weeks ago and one of my kids used the phrase ‘bad character’. I struggle with how to explain that, in my opinion, there is no such thing as bad character because character can only be good. Why? Because I feel people are good by […]

Ironic or Moronic?

Why is it, that we give great, usable feedback (I think) and don’t ask for it enough ourselves? This week I received some feedback from a colleague on messaging for the I recently formed with a group of colleagues. After making changes using their feedback, I thought to myself, how come I haven’t asked […]

You’ve Got a Persona Problem

In marketing, one of the current buzz-words is ‘persona’. Persona? For example, you create a persona of your best client so you can tailor your marketing efforts towards those that match that persona. For the marketing folks out there – am I missing anything? OK, so your persona is made-up many things and some of […]

I Could’ve Had a V-8! Moment

A few days ago that famous commercial from the 80’s popped in my head. I could picture someone with the palm of their open hand, slapped against their forehead, while saying, ‘I could’ve had a V-8’. The commercial popped in my head because I had just read something that reminded me that I don’t spend […]

Summer Road Trip Fails

Nothing tests your ability to be your best or bring out the best in others in my opinion more than a family road trip. What are the top 3 tests? How about the best way to pack the car, who sits in the back of the minivan versus who sits in the middle, and how […]

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