Archive for the 'Leadership' Category

Leadership Has an Image Problem

July 8th, 2013

Leadership Image ProblemThe world has an overabundance of people with important sounding titles such as President, Senator, Coach, Policeman, and Holy Father…but far too often these people prove to be nothing more than   …continues

Passing or Failing?

May 31st, 2013

Passing or FailingEach day of your life, you can and should embrace the idea that there is something about you, your life, your business, or the way that you carry yourself that could stand to be improved.   …continues

Are You Remarkable or Irrelevant?

May 4th, 2013

Remarkable or IrrelevantThe LAST player selected in the annual NFL Draft has acquired the nickname of “Mr. Irrelevant”.

The name evolved simply because the last pick in the draft was often irrelevant   …continues

What is Your Achilles Heel?

February 20th, 2013

Pride, Hope and GloryThe powerful Greek warrior Achilles was mortally wounded from a heel wound. Superman was incapacitated by Kryptonite. Popeye just ain’t Popeye without Spinach.   …continues

Gandhi’s Way

November 7th, 2012

Gandhi's WayGandhi advocated a simple, humble and unassuming lifestyle. He had lived modestly, wore traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, and ate plain vegetarian food. He said it does not require money to be neat, clean, and dignified.   …continues

What’s the Mission?

November 7th, 2012

MissionPeople should be able to run their daily calendars against the mission statement and know — without a doubt — that their activities are supporting the mission. It either is or is not!   …continues

Finding Your Moral Compass

April 17th, 2012

Moral CompassA person who wants to take moral leadership on national or international issues must take special responsibility for what’s going on inside his or her own self lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.  …continues

Aristotle on Leadership Ethics

February 21st, 2012

Aristotle on Leadership EthicsAristotle says that virtue and wisdom will definitely elude leaders who fail to engage in ethical analysis of their actions.

He raises a set of ethical questions that are directly relevant to   …continues

Change and Personal Mastery

December 10th, 2011

Change and Personal MasteryNo matter how good or bad your results have been in the past – you can always do better.

Yet, the single biggest key to improving both your performance and your results seems to go ignored by almost everybody.   …continues

Leave a Lasting Legacy

May 26th, 2011

Leave a LegacyLook at your life as a gift to future generations and rather than focusing on leaving an inheritance, let your character, your values, and the example of a life well-lived be your family heirloom to future generations.

Set an inspiring example that future generations will be proud of and more importantly want to protect and emulate.  …continues

Bold Actions, Bold Results

April 2nd, 2011

Bold ActionsWhen will your finest hour come, and how will it arrive?

The leader who consistently displays bold behavior will far outperform the person who does not. Boldness helps propel a person beyond what he or she might otherwise achieve.   …continues

Are You Worth Following?

March 7th, 2011

Follow The LeaderLeadership is everybody’s business; it is an issue that affects each and every one of us. Not only do we look to leaders for guidance and direction, but also we are all called upon to exercise leadership in any number of temporary situations.  …continues

Invent New Rules or Die

October 18th, 2010

Invent New RulesIf you aspire to make any kind of impact in the new world of business you must realize that you are really playing an altogether different game -competing for the future.

The future dictates new rules and if you don’t write them, someone else will!  …continues

The Truth about KPI’s

January 8th, 2010

Performance MesurementThe reality is that most leaders have gotten more and more precise and sophisticated at measuring less and less of an organization’s TRUE value.

At present, the entire focus of financial analysis is on “the numbers,” despite mounting evidence that they’re the WRONG numbers!   …continues

Leadership Secrets from Santa Claus

December 24th, 2009

Secret SantaFor 26 years, a man known only as Secret Santa has roamed the streets of Kansas City every December quietly giving people money. He started with $5 and $10 bills.

As his fortune grew, so did the gifts. In recent years, Secret Santa has been handing out $100 bills, sometimes two or three at a time, to people in thrift stores, diners and parking lots.   …continues

Strategic Repositioning

November 6th, 2009

Invent New RulesTechnological changes have ushered in an era of radical strategic repositioning.

Competitive advantages and profits will belong to innovators who transcend the existing parameters of competition.  …continues

Keep Score!

July 26th, 2009

Know the Score
Keeping score and inspecting your progress is important, not only in determining the ultimate winner of a contest, but also as a measuring device by which a person, team or company can gauge itself against the competition.   …continues

What Are Your Goals?

July 13th, 2009

Define your goals.Because establishing goals is so important, you should put a great deal of time and mental effort into the process. The more specific your vision, the more likely you are to organize yourself around it.   …continues

What Are You Thinking About?

May 18th, 2009

The ThinkerHave you ever wondered why some people are more successful than others? Is it because they think bigger, or could it be that they think better? The purpose of this post is to help you think better which will result in your ability to be a better leader.   …continues

An Open Letter to All Leaders

May 9th, 2009

Follow the LeaderThe chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader. A lot of business thinking has stressed the notion of empowerment, of pushing down and getting a lot of people involved. That’s very important, but empowerment and involvement don’t apply to the ultimate act of choice.

To be successful, an organization must have a very strong leader who’s willing to make choices and define the trade-offs.   …continues

A Question of Character

May 3rd, 2009

Legendary Coach and LeaderThe genesis of this post began a few years ago when I delivered a presentation on Leadership to a group Fortune 500 executives. As with every talk or presentation, I begin by framing a few questions and then build out from there. In this case, the primary question was, “What role does character play in leadership?” I trust you will enjoy what follows.   …continues