Want to Grow as a Business Leader? Employ the BRAVE Methodology June 12, 2018
BRAVE is a proven model for developing competent, confident leaders capable of decisive action.
Basic leader competencies are in this army manual; are they in yours? December 26, 2017
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
How Can You Successfully Engage Millennials November 06, 2017
Learn the 6 characteristics that separate successful managers from those who are challenged in leading the millennial workforce.
Six ways for leaders to bring out the best in others July 30, 2017
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 in the Army: 5 lessons that can help you April 24, 2017
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
Have you thanked your piano player lately? May 25, 2016
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
After Action Reviews Help Leaders Grow March 07, 2016
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
Winning cultures: Five keys to long-term success November 11, 2014
Does your organization suffer from: high turnover, lack of willing collaboration, lack of trust, low morale, excessive politics, disrespectful behavior towards others, illegal or unethical employee conduct? If so, then culture is likely at the heart of the issue. A
7 Fundamentals of High Performing Organizations July 07, 2014
I have been part of many high, and some not-so-high, performing teams in my 32 years in the Army and 5 years in the civilian work force. I can personally attest to these seven fundamentals. They were derived from
Trust and Character – Critical Elements in Developing Yourself as a Leader April 03, 2014
The cost of low trust between employees and leaders, and consumers and business is staggering, according to a host of studies by Gallup, Forbes, Washington Post, Maritz, MasteryWorks, The Economist, Edelman, and more. On the other hand, the value of
Nuggets from “The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do” February 05, 2014
This book is a wonderful vehicle to help people learn servant leadership. By watching the lead character learn and grow, one learns how to apply the same lessons in their own life.