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Is being “too kind” as a leader a bad thing?

A few years ago, during my time in the Army, one of my fellow soldiers told me that my biggest ...
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In such a complex world, simple leadership is often the better choice. Here’s why…

Among the many of father’s famous soundbites, lies one of my all-time favorites; Less is More.  I must admit that ...
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Oh how the times have changed for leaders…

Contrary to popular opinion, the millennial generation is full of motivated people who can have profound impacts on the people, ...
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Here’s why authority should NOT be a major component of leadership…

When you think of a leader who’s the first person that comes to mind?  Most likely you think of a ...
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As a leader, being the one to save the day isn’t always a good thing. Here’s why!

Last year, one of my team members came into my office and said, “Tim, I hope you are wearing your ...
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Here’s why leadership is a privilege…

The biggest mistake I’ve made as a leader is taking for granted what an honor it is to be in ...
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What makes personal accountability so rare?

Why is accountability such a rarity in todays world?  It seems like everywhere we look there is someone blaming someone ...
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Here’s why your individual performance as a leader doesn’t mean S$!@…

Here’s a simple truth of leadership…Your individual performance as a leader means nothing if the team you lead fails.  As ...
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Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve come to learn as a leader is that in the moment when the ...
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Here’s why the best leaders pick and choose their battles wisely…

One of the biggest struggles I faced when returning home from the military was adjusting to the insignificance of being ...
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As leader’s, we can’t forget to acknowledge progress.

The first thing I see every morning when I walk out the door is a cane hanging from the self ...
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Expectations are EVERYTHING…

Don’t miss this weeks post about how powerful the expectations that we set as leaders are for those we lead! ...
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Expectations are EVERYTHING…

If you expect your followers to do things that you yourself are not willing to do as a leader – ...
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If you want more out of who you lead, you must give more.

As if being a leader wasn’t difficult enough already, in today’s world it’s like pulling teeth to get those you ...
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Here’s why “do as I say” leadership doesn’t work…

“But mom (or dad), why do I have to do my chores?  I hate chores!” “Because I told you to, ...
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A shift in my blog’s focus!

Let me start by saying THANK YOU! Thank you to over 2,500 subscribers and to all of the people who ...
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A letter to my grandfather

Dear Papi, I will never forget the first time I hit a homerun (one of very few).  You used to ...
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“If you are going to be wrong then be wrong confidently”

As a kid, I never raised my hand in school. Why? Because I was struggled in school and I was ...
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Life is like a title fight for boxing….

Trigger Warning: I will call you on your excuses in this post about overcoming adversity – 4 minute read) Most ...
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An Anniversary Letter to Kelsey Rose

Kelsey Rose, Can you believe that today is our first wedding anniversary? It’s also been nearly a decade since the ...
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This phrase saves me LOADS of stress…

During my time in the military, I found out the hard way that often times we are ill equipped for ...
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A letter to my fallen brother

Dear SSG Stan, I will never forget that week we spent on that hilltop in Hungary.  Your crazy ass thought ...
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Add the word “but” to the end of a negative sentence and watch it turn positive…

When I injured my spine years ago, my brain was filled with negativity. I remember telling myself how unfair it ...
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What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

After three back surgeries I can honestly say that I haven’t taken a single pain pill.  My doctors told me ...
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If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping then this post is for you…

(30 second read about what makes for the best sleep) As a little kid, I grew up in an incredible ...
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How to create a kick-@$$ to-do list:

Have you ever looked at a to-do list and wondered how you would possibly get it all done? I have ...
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Why I wasn’t nervous on my wedding day….

(Two minute read about what it really means to be supportive) I will never forgot saying goodnight to Kelsey Rose ...
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Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

(Two minute read about the hazards of multitasking!) People laugh at me because I can’t walk and text.  No matter ...
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How well do you budget your time?

(Five minute read about how to better manage your time!) One of the hardest skills to master in life is ...
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Are you willing to admit when you’re wrong? Most people aren’t…

(One minute read about the power of self-accountability!) What makes being wrong so difficult but being right so satisfying?  Why ...
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