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 […]

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 authenticleadershipfoundation.org 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 […]

What Our Leisure Reveals About Us

What does our leisure reveal about us? Here’s what I think – it reveals who we really are. How?, It reveals what we do when we’re not ‘on stage’. Leisure is what we do when no one is looking… I believe getting our leisure right is how we get our work right. There’s a hierarchy […]

Moving From ‘Little Picture to Big Picture’ for Growth

Moving From ‘Little Picture to Big Picture’ for Growth Moving from ‘little picture to big picture’ for growth can be made by simply changing your ‘why’ for growth. What do you do to change your ‘why’ and move from ‘little picture to big picture’? You change ‘why’ you practice a technique to improve your skill. […]

Most Everyone Lacks Clarity on What Their Best Self Is…

I spoke with a CEO of a global company in Asia last night that has invested in becoming a certified executive coach himself. He’s the first CEO I’ve met with coaching credentials… After our meeting, here’s what came to mind: 1. even someone invested in helping his team members become their best selves like this […]

What Works in Authentic Leadership – Deep Foundation

Here’s what I think. The foundation that authentic leadership is built upon is, you guessed it, humility, but here’s where I mess it up. I tend to lightly check the box on humility. Then, give-in to my biology or instinct and launch myself into building my next success when I should be descending… Descending? Yep, […]

YOU ARE Michelangelo

After Michelangelo sculpted his masterpiece statue, DAVID, he was asked “how did you know to sculpt DAVID?” Michelangelo, very direct, said “DAVID was always there, in the marble. I just took away everything that wasn’t DAVID.” If you take the time to write-down what your best self is, that’s your DAVID. It’s the truth about […]

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