3 Fundamental Leadership Lessons in Times of Crisis April 29, 2020
The decision of the Commander in Chief to declare war on COVID-19 was clearly an accurate choice. I remember deploying to war for the first time in my military career after the United States declared war on Iraq in 1990.
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
Keys to helping your business prepare for the new year January 15, 2017
Wow, the new year has arrived! As THE leader of your organization, how would you assess the performance of your organization over the past year? Regardless of the size of your organization you lead, this article is for you. If
Grow as a Leader: Why successful people find it difficult to change December 11, 2016
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.
Feedforward – Eight steps to changing your leadership behavior September 01, 2016
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? 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
Becoming a better leader – commit, know, and act December 01, 2015
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!