Time for Leaders

“If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!” – Lewis Carroll Many years ago, someone said that being a soldier in a war was made [...]


Strange Days

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford I could pretend that the COVID-19 outbreak isn’t going on right [...]


Always Swinging Back & Forth

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.” – Matthew McConaughey Humans are interesting creatures.  For all our talk about learning from our mistakes, or not repeating the past, or not making the [...]


You Can’t Do It All

“The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov I’m fortunate in my career to spend a lot of time helping businesses develop strategy and plan for [...]


Make It Yours

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish.  I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be.  It’s their mistake, not my failing.” – [...]


What Do You Really Believe?

“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.  Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.” – Sydney Smith [...]


Real Success

“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life.  You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is [...]


Getting Real Stuff Done

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – [...]


Are You Good at the Right Stuff?

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” – Stephen R. Covey It’s really easy, in all aspects of [...]


No Risk = No Reward

“Take calculated risks.  That is quite different from being rash.” – George Patton Managing risk is a critical part of any leader’s job.  It’s important to understand the risks that are potential [...]