Secret Sauce Sunday: The One Thing

The one thing I would say to leaders – if I could say only one thing – is, “Make  leadership development your priority.”  Obsessively develop your leadership, if you hope to serve effectively.… Continue reading

Turkey’s Revenge: I Bought a Bone Turkey for Thanksgiving

Friends and food mean a lot when you don’t have much. We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when we celebrated our first Thanksgiving as husband and wife. Holidays make… Continue reading

Fearful Leaders Hoard Control – Courageous Leaders Give Power

Feeling powerful expands possibility, elevates engagement, and enables initiative. Feeling powerless creates weakness, dependence, and fear. People who feel powerful see opportunity. People who feel powerless feel threat. Control freaks make others feel powerless.… Continue reading

The Seven Powers of Gratitude

Choose the freedom of thankfulness over the headwind of ingratitude. “Un” ruins leaders. Ungrateful leaders become unkind, unhelpful, and unconnected. Ungratefulness is a buffeting headwind. The seven powers of gratitude: #1. Gratitude energizes those… Continue reading

When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. “What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading

How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading