Leadership: Too Big to Do Right?

As a business writer it is just waaaayyy too easy to take a swipe at United Airlines right now. I’ll let the other writers do more of that. The situation we have all watched unfold at United is indicative of a host of leadership issues and the colossus that is a company the size of United. […]

What Is There Beyond Leadership?

Depending on the social circles you find yourself in, the discussions about leadership are maturing. The awareness of the need for strong, capable leaders is abundantly clear. Great books have been written. Theory and practice have grown into reality. Yet, as with anything in our universe, there is always something more. Effective leadership is not […]

How Do I Find Personal Growth?

Personal Growth

What Is Your Go-To Leadership Style?

With much of the western world turning its attention to the Easter season and the recognition of the Easter story, I want to reprint this article, extracted from my book, “The Uncommon Commodity”. Since Jesus gave us the perfect example of servant leadership, it seems appropriate to share the teaching here again. This is my […]

Leadership Character v. Perpetrating Fraud

fraud

In the financial services world, fraud is a big deal. After 30+ years in and around that industry, I have seen things both great and small when it comes to fraud. When it comes to leadership character, being a fraud is a huge problem. There is a basic definition of fraud that can be explained […]

Ever Hear of a Self-Eating Watermelon?

self-eaten watermelon

Definition : A project that contains enough seeds of success right within its own boundaries. How many of you work for or in a self-eating watermelon project or organization? I doubt many would say yes. You see I hear a lot of excuses why a project fails. Outside influences get a big part of the […]

Leadership: Weathering the Storm

Storms

The U.S. has been experiencing some storms of epic proportions. Rain, snow, wind, hail, and tornadoes have whipped the country for weeks and months. Property damage in the millions and, sadly, lives have been lost. For anyone in a leadership position, you too will see storms happening from time to time. While waiting on the […]

Building Trust – Why It Matters

Team Trust

In any relationship, trust is a key element. Without it, things don’t last very long. With trust you can withstand most anything. Managers at every level of an organization must seek first to build a foundation of trust within their circle of influence. The world is craving a new story about leadership and business, one […]

How Does a Leader Handle NO?

When you have an idea, you want to tell someone. When you believe the idea  is especially good, you may even be thinking about taking a new direction (in life or career). As you share the idea, the common answer is often NO! Leaders who see more than the people around them and see things […]