Category Archive: Leading

Women Don’t Take Risks Like Men

They determined the single most important thing about leadership is the ability to take risks. If you can’t take risks you can’t lead. What happened next angered Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of… Continue reading

How to Find the Heart of Business

If you don’t know why you are here, how will you know what to do? Life without purpose has no dignity, no direction, and no enduring passion. What’s true for you is true for… Continue reading

Giving Criticism Like a Pro

Stop talking if you’re a critical boss. You may say, “I’m just being helpful.” Unrequested criticism is like a drive-by shooting – there’s no responsibility for positive outcomes. It’s sleazy and easy. After… Continue reading

The Only Reason You Are Here

The simple, uncomplicated principle of success is you are here to serve. The better you serve – the more value you add – the more success you’ll enjoy. Reject distractions.  Anything that requires… Continue reading

How to Adapt Without Losing Yourself

Image source The first thing Jim Parker, former CEO Southwest Airlines, said when I asked him to share the advice he most frequently gives leaders was, “Be yourself.” “I’m just being me,” can,… Continue reading

The Advantage of Strategic Disadvantage

The bluebirds emptied their nest, yesterday. Every year we watch the egg to flight ritual. One year we saw the young leave. This year we found one quaking in the grass. Beginning: Mother… Continue reading