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A Story of Change

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Uncategorized|

Once there was a man who set out to change the world. It was not long before he discovered that the world was far too big for one person to change. So he decided to change his country. Mired by politics and the complexities of modern-day society, his efforts were thwarted, so he decided to [...]

Head Off Your Next Reaction

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

What would a “Just Right” response look like? When you’re frustrated or disappointed with a colleague or direct report, you must remember that a message sent in haste can strain or ruin a relationship. Before communicating, take a breath and ask yourself: What do I want to happen next? Think about your answer and respond in kind. [...]

Can Humility Survive the Selfie Generation?

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

When you Google humility, some of the definitions appear to fall short and over-simplify. Humility comes from the Latin word, humbles, which literally means “low”. We need to be careful when defining terms like humility, because they are used so often to define us, one way or another. They can affirm or degrade by their very [...]

The Man Who Changed Everything

By | January 31st, 2016|Categories: Leadership|

Notes from a conversation with the greatest leader I’ve ever known... Richard Erickson believed in me long before I believed in myself. That made a critical difference in the lives of many. Nearly everyone has someone who impacted him or her in a powerful way. This story is about a man who made a life-changing difference, [...]

Visualization is a key component of high performance

By | September 24th, 2015|Categories: Business|

“Isn’t it strange how we widely accept the concept of great athletes visualizing the desired result with great clarity, and yet it seems to be a rare practice in the business world. What’s up with that?” Show me a leadership team that can agree on a clear vision and become passionate about chasing it, and I [...]