Find a Way

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” – Anonymous  One of the traits I admire in successful leaders is that of persistence.  The best leaders have a kind of [...]


Challenging Assumptions

“Everything must be taken into account.  If the fact will not fit the theory – let the theory go.” – Agatha Christie Here we are again.  It’s a new year, so that must mean it’s time to make some [...]



“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis There are a lot of things that leaders are expected to do.  Leaders are supposed to think strategically, create a [...]


No Change = No Change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Humans spend a lot of time wishing we had different lives.  We [...]


Accountability For The Big Stuff

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure…but of succeeding at things…that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan Last week in this space the topic was productivity from the standpoint of being [...]


How Can You Change?

“A mind is like a parachute.  It doesn’t work if it’s not open.” – Frank Zappa It goes without saying that the world we’re currently living in does not resemble anything most of us have seen [...]


Falling Down & Getting Up

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” – Walter Brunell Sometimes, as leaders, we get frustrated with outcomes.  We usually have pretty lofty goals, and when we don’t meet them it’s [...]


Who Knows You?

“If you are tuned out of your own emotions, you will be poor at reading them in other people.” – Daniel Goleman One of the more popular topics in leadership today is emotional intelligence, or [...]


Get Uncomfortable

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito I’ve found myself thinking about ancient history lately.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about my ancestors living in [...]


Nothing’s Perfect

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson It’s part of human nature that we tend to not want to make mistakes.  We’re taught from an [...]