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 […]

Wise People Speak Last and Speak Least 

Wise people speak last and speak least. You can’t scale your wisdom without the help of others. With the help of others you can be magnanimous – urgently doing great things at scale while helping others to be great. When you’re magnanimous, speaking last and least is how you practice it… Significant Leadership and Great […]

Clients Want YOUR Clients

I recently read an article by Henry DeVries on 2020 Marketing Trends and here is the second of my two opinions on these trends. Clients want 1. you as a leader with high integrity and 2. YOUR clients to help them be great. CLIENTS WANT YOUR CLIENTS TO HELP THEM BE GREAT Clients crave community […]

It’s NOT a Wonderful Life

How many times have you seen the Christmas classic, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Jimmy Stewart playing the main character – George Bailey? Why does this movie endure?… IT’S A WAKE-UP CALL. It’s a call to excellence. A result of achieving excellence is being happy today, at this moment and every moment thereafter. Excellence? You’ve […]

Leading a Double Life

There is a CRAVING for leaders with high integrity… I watched a clip from a movie called Margin Call (about the 2008 financial crisis, link to clip is in comments section below) and it’s a great example of duplicity. Duplicity is the opposite of integrity. Duplicity is believing you have integrity while doing the opposite. […]