Two Hours to Courage

Fear talks you out of exceptional and into mediocre. Losing the conversation with fear means: problems persist, teams reach low, and you’re less of a leader than you could be.   Cowards dream… Continue reading

4 Tips for Finding the Best Mentor for You

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders. Leave a comment on this guest post by Diana Faison to become eligible to win… Continue reading

I Expected Growth to Go Easier

I intensified my focus on personal growth and leadership development during the month of October. I expected things to go easier.  7 surprising secrets of personal growth and development: Personal growth and leadership… Continue reading

I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading

Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability

Lousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?” Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading

Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey.  The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… Continue reading