Here’s why every great leader needs a devils advocate…

Once again, I've written another post to share a leadership strategy that directly contradicts some of our most common leadership instincts.  As leaders, there are so many decisions that we are forced to make and our instincts often lead us to surrounding ourselves with like-minded people who support those decisions.  Those same instincts lead us to keeping the people who contradict how we think at arms length away and while this might make life easier … Continue reading Here’s why every great leader needs a devils advocate…

My second letter to my beautiful daughter, Isabella Rose.

Dear Isabella Rose, I can't  believe you are six months old already.  My entire life I've heard people say how fast time moves but I guess I never appreciated how true that was until you entered my life.  It seems like yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time and then I blinked and you hit me with that heavenly smile and your first laugh.  The truth is, you've had me … Continue reading My second letter to my beautiful daughter, Isabella Rose.

Guest post from Tina Martin: The Top Apps to Free Up Time While Running Your Business

A few weeks ago, a follower of this blog named Tina Martin, reached out to me and asked if she could write a guest post to share a variety of apps that may be helpful to leaders.  Of course I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to share resources that may be helpful to my fellow leaders. Please take a few moments and read Tina's post below and thank you, Tina for sharing these resources … Continue reading Guest post from Tina Martin: The Top Apps to Free Up Time While Running Your Business

If you’ve ever felt like giving up, read this…

One of the harshest realties that we must face in life is that regardless of how difficult things may be for us personally, the world around us never stops moving.  There's no mercy rule where life takes it easy on you when things are getting too difficult or where you can skip over an obstacle or challenge in your life if you already have enough stress on your plate.  Unfortunately, the stress of life seems … Continue reading If you’ve ever felt like giving up, read this…

What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

On the first day of basic training I learned a valuable lesson about why authority only gets you so far as a leader.  Right after a hoard of drill sergeant stormed into our bus, they pointed to the man in the seat right in front of me and said, "You! Stand up.  You're in charge.  Get everyone off the bus".  Just like that he was assigned a leadership role with authority and I will never … Continue reading What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

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