Efficient vs Effective

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden Almost everyone I meet talks about how little time they have.  They have a laundry list of things to [...]


Our Biggest Challenge of the Year

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou Most years, we start off the month of January with big ideas about growth, [...]


Lead With Your Ears

“I remind myself every morning.  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King One of the traps we fall into as leaders is the [...]


Time to Play Offense

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill There has not been a shortage of things to worry or stress about in the past ten months.  We’ve experienced [...]


Don’t Wait For Perfect

“Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.” – Ashleigh Brilliant No one in a leadership role ever says, “I really hope we can work hard to make this [...]



“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston In normal times, those leaders who are able to maintain focus in spite of all the noise nearly always outperform [...]


How Are You Working Hard?

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act.  The rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart One thing most leaders pride themselves on is their work ethic.  Leaders – most people, really – [...]


Leader = Listener

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey When people talk about the qualities of great leaders, they might often talk [...]


Think it Through, Plan it Out

“The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.” – John Harvey-Jones With all the craziness that [...]


What Have You Learned This Year?

“In a dark time, the eye begins to see.” – Cavett Robert Very few people would classify the year 2020 as “good”. Constant chaos is a challenge, and lot of our chaos this year has been the result [...]