Labor Day, Labor Daily

As I anticipated cooking on my outdoor grill for a traditional Labor Day barbeque, I also pondered why Labor Day was, well, Labor Day. I love living during a time when any answer is just a Google and a click away. Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United…

Leader as Light

All living organisms move toward things that are life-sustaining and away from those that are life depleting. We see this in action when the plant on our windowsill moves toward the sunlight. Light activates chemical reactions in plants and people that generate life-giving energy. This movement toward light is called the heliotropic effect. It’s a…

16 Things Every Leader Should Know

Having spent the past 23+ years serving leaders and leading others myself, we have accumulated some practical perspectives on leadership. Your time is valuable, so we've boiled them down to bite-size nuggets:   On Attitude:  Life's rewards go to those who let their actions rise above their excuses.A life filled with positive attitude is also…

100% Commitment

As we have all learned through some of life's harder lessons – whether from helping a friend through a tough time, coaching a little league team, or working on a critical project – giving our best always gets the best results. The moment we totally commit ourselves and begin giving 100 percent, a certain momentum…

Attention

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. Time is a great equalizer; it runs at the same speed for everybody, rich or poor, jet pilot or snail farmer. You can’t manufacture time, you can’t reproduce time, you can’t slow time down or turn it around and…

Batman and Leadership

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5c4UVAMFOnw Leadership is an inside job. It starts inside with your personal leadership traits, such as integrity, trust, competence, and authenticity – all of which are aspects of personal reliability. You cannot expect your team to be reliable (or any other trait for that matter) if you are not being reliable. Since reliability, like leadership,…

All In

A few weeks ago, our youngest daughter, Lexi, was a co-director of Wake ‘N Shake, Wake Forest University’s dance marathon fundraiser. This event supports the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Brian played football at Wake Forest, then the Chicago Bears, before dying of cancer at 26 years old. The movie, Brian’s Song, chronicled his life. It’s been…