Your Business Aim isn’t Profit, it’s a Full LIFE

We were taught to focus on profit as the measure of success. The reality is we know plenty of people who are successful and not satisfied with their life. Wouldn’t you agree Fullness is the true measure of success? A Full LIFE is serving our purpose as we all know. What we may not all […]

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 […]

LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY

I know a business leader who was asked if he knew what was wrong with his organization and he gave a startling reply: ‘I am’. It’s easier to influence others to work on themselves when you share the work you’ve done on yourself first, rather than being a hypocrite. I think we can all agree, […]

GREAT STRATEGY

I’m challenging you to adopt this greater purpose with me: – Business leaders at the service of mankind will save the world…. Second, I’m challenging you to adopt these ideals: – Leadership is virtuous or it’s not leadership. – Strategy isn’t strategy unless most others wouldn’t do it. Strategy is meant to create distinction. (see the […]

You Don’t NEED Trust

You Don’t NEED Trust You don’t NEED trust to lead. You NEED authority. Trust is a by-product of authority. You build your own authority. You receive trust from others. There’s 2 types of authority – AUTHORITATIVE authority and AUTHORITARIAN authority. Authoritative authority is leading based on WHO you are and HOW you do things (and […]

Excuses for Being Less Than Excellent

When you are busy because things are tough or going exceedingly well, it’s easy to make excuses for your decisions to be less than excellent. Decisions that result in 1. loss of routine, 2. allowing the trivial many tasks to get in the way of the vital few actions (that produce a majority of your […]

Leadership is Virtuous or it’s not Leadership

LEADERSHIP IS VIRTUOUS OR IT’S NOT LEADERSHIP It’s a quote from a colleague, Alexandre Havard, that I’ve shared lately. Why? I’ve worked with dozens of business leaders over the last month of crisis to 1. keep team members, 2. retain clients, and 3. sharpen strategy. What most business leaders do in crisis is retreat into […]

CARONAVIRUS Gratitude

When things are GREAT, we tend to forget about gratitude. When things are TOUGH, we tend to forget about gratitude. EXCELLENCE begins and ends with gratitude because gratitude is long-term thinking. You don’t get too high or too low… Long-term thinking affects every thought, action, and interaction, everyday. In the long-term, whether things are great […]

Support Your ‘Enemies’

I just sent a note of support for an acquaintance that moved his children out of the school I and my 5 children have attended and into a local public school. The easy thing to do is become defensive and throw stones at the person that seemingly rejects something we closely identify ourselves with by […]