“Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing” – Helen Keller

This quote helps us understand how she achieved what she achieved in life despite the burdens she bore. How do we follow suit as we look towards next year despite our burdens? Besides career goals, what are your adventurous goals next year for being a daring spouse, parent, sibling, friend, community member, and spirit-filled person? […]

Why Go Through Life Tone-Deaf?

Last night, at the dinner table, as is tradition, we took turns answering a ‘question of the night’. The question was ‘what is your favorite Christmas movie or song?’ Most of the movies and songs mentioned contained a message like ‘remember what’s most important’. Here’s the message I’d like to share with you this Christmas… […]

Fly 1 Segment, Earn Companion Pass

Fly 1 Segment, Earn Companion Pass Today only you can register for SWA’s companion pass promo, book a flight today, and fly by 11/15 to receive a companion pass for January-February 2021. I know you can throw rocks at what I’m about to type, but this is an example of being successful, but not satisfied. […]

2nd Nature? I Don’t Know What 1st Nature is…

I’ve heard of the term ‘2nd nature’ all my life and never understood what is was or why it mattered until the last few years. Here’s what I think: First, instinct is how we’re hard-wired. An example would be breathing. Next, first nature is something we have to think about, practice, and fail at like […]

It’s Always the Right Time for Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership is always good, true and attractive. There is no authenticity without the habit of virtue. There is no authentic leadership without character. There is no character without exercising virtue. Studies support that many employees would forego a raise to have an authentic leader for a boss… Can’t you do both? The link to […]

Authentic Leadership isn’t Right or Wrong, it’s Big or Small

Over the weekend, I was volunteering with someone I disagreed with about reopening schools this fall. The only result was clarity that we had different positions… We both missed an opportunity to think BIGGER and make a connection. Try this on for size. Next time you disagree with someone, a family member, friend or business […]

Your 1/40th of the Solution

Flying back from Denver yesterday, I sat next to a college baseball coach who asked me what I did and remarked – ‘we do the same thing, but CEOs are harder’. Before deplaning, I asked to use his ‘1/40th of the solution’ idea from our chat. It builds community, authentic leadership, and accountability. Here’s what […]

One Throat to Choke, One Hand to Shake

One throat to choke is an expression used in business to describe the advantage of one person being responsible for attaining a goal. That way, when something goes wrong, there is only “one throat to choke.” While the language is sacrastic it contains wisdom. When there is one person accountable for a goal, expectations are set, […]

QUICK HIT on how to BUILD COMMUNITY and AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP

Obstacle: As a leader, admit the fact that you’re naturally more interested in goals than developing people. Action: Instead of delegating a role/task because you don’t have time to do it (to achieve your goals), delegate it because you want to develop people. I, myself, my wife, children and colleagues can feel the difference. The […]

An Alternative to Absurd Racism Statements

Why do organizations feel they must make a statement on racism? Why do individuals feel they must pressure organizations to make statements on racism? Do these statements simplify or complicate your business? What is the evidence of a net result of these statements in the long-run? Following statements , rules, and laws are the minimum […]

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