In praise of development

You’ve read books, attended seminars, webinars, or classes, and met people who change you. Today, I’m interested in books that changed you, that developed you as a leader. Four books that are developing me.… Continue reading

Ranting about a cliché

Yesterday I read that the expression, “values, mission, and vision” was a cliché’. Today I’m on a rant! I lead in what some experts consider the most difficult leadership arena, the not for… Continue reading

Working backwards moves you forward

***** “Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey Success depends on your ability to envision a preferred future. Organizational leaders define success before it happens. ***** Drucker famously said, “Management is doing things… Continue reading

Multiplying Results

***** “What can I delegate?” is the wrong question. ***** Effective delegation increases your potential because it multiplies results. The Rule I frequently hear leaders say, “What can I delegate?” That’s the wrong… Continue reading

Talk solutions not problems

Yesterday I realized I’ve made a strategic blunder. About a year ago I began publicly acknowledging a challenge the organization I lead faces. As weeks and months passed I continued to occasionally acknowledge… Continue reading

The Power of Commitment

A risk free life is a boring life. Yesterday, a college senior and I discussed life and career choices. He feels stressed. He realizes a decision today may establish the direction of his… Continue reading