The Founding Fathers: Leaders Like No Other

The Founding Fathers: Leaders Like No Other

On this historical holiday of Independence Day for the United States of America, a look back tells us a bit about the leadership of then and today. Our founding fathers being those leaders at the time of the formation of this great nation. These leaders included George Washington, John, Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James… read more

Powerful Points That Prove Patience is a Problem

Powerful Points That Prove Patience is a Problem

Slow down. Breathe. Be patient. Take it easy. Relax! If you’ve heard those words often, you’ve also probably heard the encouragement to avoid burnout. You’ve also likely found yourself getting stressed out at the very mention of such words that imply slowing down is better than being a speed demon. Well yes, if you’re driving… read more

Leading and Leaping Invisible Barriers

Leading and Leaping Invisible Barriers

Just what is it that keeps you from what you really want? Simply said, they’re called barriers. Some might say beliefs, some say skills, and still more might say luck or opportunities. Leaders have all three at times. However, the biggest barriers are often completely unreal, made up, or even fictitious and exist, in truth,… read more

Leading Sometimes Means Not Reading

Leading Sometimes Means Not Reading

For more than two decades, I’ve talked about leadership as a concept with three categories. One should first be yourself, then lead yourself well, before one really has any business leading others. This means efforts to maintain authenticity have tremendous value in building your leadership foundation. It also means paying nearly as much attention to… read more

Sneak Peak: TEDx Talk on Difficult versus Different People

Sneak Peak: TEDx Talk on Difficult versus Different People

On the heels of a recent Monday Moment entitled, “Leaders: Would You Really Put That on Social Media?” maybe it’s time to talk about the real issue. When did we begin to equate different with difficult? In one of the most rewarding and life-changing presentations of my professional speaking career, allow me to present a… read more

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