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…

Unleash Your Potential

A few summers ago my family vacationed in beautiful St. Lucia.  One of our adventures included climbing Gros Piton (meaning "Large Peak").  It was billed as a casual 2-hour hike to the peak at 2,619 feet.  As the photo above shows, we quickly found out that it was more like climbing steep boulders.  Think of it as 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,…

3 Words to Change the World

I love you

Although it’s an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don’t have to be a billionaire giving away cars or houses to positively change someone’s world. We each have that same power. We don’t even have to do anything!  We only have…

Leadership is a Verb

Leadership wordle

  Leadership builds up, not down.It is active, not passive,Leadership brings a smile, not a frown. Leadership gives credit, not blame.It casts vision, not doubt,Leadership drives change, not same.  Leadership adds value, not clutter.It sees causes, not symptoms,Leadership ignites passion, not a sputter. Leadership helps you swim, not drown.It is inspiring, not expiring,Leadership is a…