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Great Expectations

“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I’m about to get.” – Bo Diddley Over the past 12 months we’ve been very rudely reminded that there are a lot of things in the world that [...]

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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 [...]

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The Biggest Impact

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu One of the things that we’ve been reminded of over the past nine months is that, when subjected to stress and [...]

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The Word of the Day is “Energy”

“Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.” – Daniel Webster Energy, or lack thereof, has been an issue for leaders for as long as leaders have existed.  I’m sure that, [...]

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Pass It On

“When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making someone else succeed with you.” – Antonia Novello Almost without exception, the opportunities we have in our careers come because of [...]

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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 [...]

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Do What Needs To Be Done

“Live with fewer things that have greater meaning.” – Dominique Browning One of the constant battles for leaders is how to spend our time doing things that really matter. We get pulled in so many [...]

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Make Something Out of This

“Comfort makes you weaker. We need some variability, some stressors. Not too much, but just enough.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb One of the comments I’ve heard from a few leaders lately is that they [...]

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Today is Someday

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague I hear the phrase, “It’s just not the right time”, or some variation, a lot.  I hear it a lot [...]

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Don’t Make It Harder Than It Is

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Throughout our lives and careers, we will from time to time find ourselves in situation that seem a little – or a lot [...]