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 [...]


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.” – [...]


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 [...]


Hard Work Needs Something Else

“Today is life – the only life you are sure of.  Make the most of today.  Get interested in something.  Shake yourself awake.  Develop a hobby.  Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  [...]


Work Hard, Not Just Smart

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson It wasn’t too long ago that this topic came up (read this), but it’s still relevant.  I was fortunate enough to [...]


Getting Change Started

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe One of the most frustrating things about the world is the number of people who know what [...]


You’re Driving the Car

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I’ve had the opportunity recently to visit with a number of leaders who are nearing the end [...]


Full Speed & Focused

“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.” – Theodore Roosevelt When I visit with leaders, rarely do I find them to be lacking in [...]