Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Finding Courage to Begin Again

I usually sleep the New Year in and watch the ball drop on the news. New Year’s Eve is an imaginary line in the sand but, I must confess, its power is real.… Continue reading

They’re Better Without Me

Step away. Let the players play. The meeting after the meeting: The meeting went long because we were finalizing things. It’s understandable, but I’m committed to short rather than long. After the meeting,… Continue reading

Six Ways to Find Your Future

The past is the future for most. Persistence and endurance assure continuity. But, more of the same won’t birth new futures. Looking back and holding on stagnates, solidifies, and congeals life like cold… Continue reading

Beyond Typical S.M.A.R.T Goals in 2013

The former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Jim Parker, told me, “Don’t set artificial goals for yourself.” Begin with noble ends: Leadership is about people. Set people goals. Production and profitability are useful and… Continue reading

Overcoming 7 Barriers to Getting What You Want

All leaders want what they don’t have. Wrong wanting frustrates. Right wanting motivates. Why leaders don’t get what they want? Failure to name it. You never achieve what you don’t name. Fear prevents… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from Christmas

It doesn’t matter, skeptic, doubter, or believer, the Christmas Story contains useful leadership lessons. Connect: Leaders connect. Who can’t connect with a baby? If leadership is all about people then connecting is essential. When I… Continue reading