Vulnerability, Respect and loyalty

This story is true. Names are excluded for the sake of privacy. He couldn’t believe his ears. A senior member of the management team actually said they felt like they were drowning. In… Continue reading

Roots of healthy confidence

John Baldoni describes leading as “taking initiative.” Initiative is risky and requires confidence. However, healthy confidence may turn into unhealthy arrogance. Symptoms your healthy confidence may have gone too far #1. Talking too… Continue reading

Lessons from a new Hire

We’re hiring new people and I’ve noticed something about the ones who are driven to succeed. They hunger for positive feedback and instruction. On the other hand, organizational drifters don’t seem to need… Continue reading

A “Z” word for leaders – Zone

I was the captain of my High School basketball team.  My claim to fame as a High School basketball player is our team played in the State Tournament. The image is the set-up… Continue reading

Riding an emotional Yo-yo

This is the “Y” installment of the series “Alphabet for Leaders.” Emotional lows inevitably follow emotional highs. Nagging stress pulls you down like a lead weight. In addition, monthly physical cycles, duties you’d… Continue reading

Finding Xanadu

(This is the “X” installment of the series “Alphabet for Leaders.”) X-ray, xenophobia, and Xanadu are the only X words that come to mind. Xanadu – a beautiful ,idyllic place, grabs my attention.… Continue reading