Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Lessons from a Lifetime in Leadership

Jim Kouzes thinks Frances Hesselbein is a national treasure. Stephen Covey said she is, “extraordinary.” The father of modern management, Peter Drucker thought she was the greatest leader in the country. The President… Continue reading

Bringing contrasting qualities together

New York Time’s bestselling author, four-time entrepreneur, jazz musician, and creativity expert, Josh Linkner was not what I expected. Josh authored, “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity.” I expected a… Continue reading

“Yeah but’s” ruin celebrations

  Your problem may be thinking about problems all the time. Good leaders Good leaders anticipate and prepare for challenges. To them, the next challenge is a grizzly storm on the horizon that… Continue reading

Britney Spears on Leadership

I woke up at midnight and I wrote down this post. Maybe that’s the reason it’s weird? Leadership lessons from Britney Spears songs: “Crazy” Chorus: Crazy, I just can’t sleep I’m so excited,… Continue reading

A different kind of courage

Image Source by Resolution-db Bill Cosby wisely said, “I don’t know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Opportunity Early successes opened doors of opportunity for G.J.… Continue reading

A Dealer in Hope

That’s G.J. Hart, CEO of Texas Roadhouse; a rapidly expanding, publicly traded franchise with 40,000 employees and 340 locations. G.J. and I had an intriguing conversation on March 11, 2011. ********** Gas was 35… Continue reading