Serving is Leading

"If you're too big to serve, you're too small to lead."- Rich Wilkerson Jr. Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees is the best selling book that reveals a servant leadership model that has been translated into 9 languages and applied worldwide. Learn more about this approach to engaging the hearts and minds…

Start Procrastinating Tomorrow

You’ve heard the old procrastinator’s turn of phrase, “Don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow.” But you can seize the future you want by seizing the present you have. Get started now – not tomorrow, next week or when you get around to it. “Around to it” never seems to get here.…

4 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Jesus

Putting religious and spiritual beliefs aside, no one in history has been discussed more, worshipped more, had more songs and books written about and inspired more artwork than Jesus. As we look at the shifts in worker focus and the requirements of today's leaders. we thought it would be appropriate to share four timeless yet…

Leadership is a Way of Life

A few years ago, Lee had the privilege to sit down and chat with Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines (and Queen of their LUV culture). Colleen has been a friend, encourager, and a loyal reader of our newsletter for many years. During our discussion, we covered lots of topics. In this particular segment…

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here are 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions. A boss talks more than listens; a leader…

It’s All About Character

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A significant problem in today's society is that people's level of success is greater than their character can sustain. We see it every day in professional sports, entertainment, business and politics. People lack the personal character to gracefully handle their success, power, influence and wealth. It's a character chasm. Cavett Robert, founder of the National Speakers…

Top 5 Back-to-School Tips

Here are 5 back-to-school tips from three "parenting experts" who are siblings.  They wrote these tips that are excerpted from Please Listen Up, Parents when they were 21, 18 and 15 years-old. If we really don't want the latest lunchbox, let it go – we are trying to be cool. Get us into a routine before…

The Value of Compassion

  Healthy leaders deeply value their values. They live and lead by their values. Three values are the hallmark of healthy leaders and demonstrate that they are in service to others:  integrity, humility, and compassion. This week, we will highlight compassion. Compassion means you actively seek to know the person behind the employee. This leadership…

The Value of Humility

Healthy leaders deeply value their values. They live and lead by their values. Three values are the hallmark of healthy leaders and demonstrate that they are in service to others:  integrity, humility, and compassion. This week, we will highlight humility. Humility, in the words of C.S. Lewis, “is not thinking less of yourself but thinking…