Sarah was a reasonably successful small business owner with twenty employees. She had all the technical skills needed for her business. She introduced herself to me after my keynote presentation to an annual association’s conference we both attended. After her
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Good leaders discover what they are good at. Great leaders discover what others are good at. I often get asked about my recommendations on to how to discover what others are good at. I thought I would share some of
Servant leadership is a powerful model that has guided how I lead for years. I learned about it in the Army, observing others in action. I believe this world would be a better place if more people adopted this approach
Wow, 2017 has arrived! If you are a CEO or business owner or a member of any management team, how would you assess the performance of your organization over the past year? Regardless of the size of your organization you
3 key beliefs that successful people possess that enabled their success can also be inhibitors to their progression. Understanding these beliefs can help inspire leaders to grow and become even more successful.
If you could change one leadership behavior today that would make a better difference in your work or home, what would it be? One way to learn about your behavior is through feedback. Feedback has long been an essential element
Have you thanked your piano player lately? I was at a wonderful event recently where a world renown singer gave a wonderful concert accompanied by a marvelously talented piano player. After his performance, the host went on stage and thanked
I remember vividly as a young lieutenant being in charge of a establishing a field testing site for soldiers. We then executed the actual test that would determine their potential for promotion to the next rank. Upon completion of the
Becoming a better leader can be an intimidating topic – for people of all ages, in all professions, at all levels to include executives. A frequent question I get from people looking to improve their own leadership ability is simply: Where do I start? My response is follow three simple steps: commit yourself to learning, learn about yourself, and implement an action plan with the help of others. Celebrate your victories and develop your next plan!
I had my new car for only 2 months before it happened…. that dreaded first dent. I backed into a tree while exiting a parking lot in a field. I did this in my new state-of-the-art, technology-enabled car designed to
I will always remember a profound question asked of me when preparing to take command of an Army battalion (like President of a 800 person organization): “Jeff – what do you want your leadership legacy to be?” I was a