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What could yard work possibly teach me about leadership?

How is it possible that I learned one of life’s greatest leadership lessons from doing yard work as a kid? ...
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It’s time to embrace the “good idea fairy”…

Why is it that so many leaders in today’s world view unsolicited input from those they lead as a threat ...
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Hell yes I’m nervous to be a dad! Here’s why…

As many of you already know, my wife Kelsey Rose and I are expecting our first child (a daughter) in ...
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Here’s what happens when we apply one of life’s simplest lessons to our leadership approach but…in reverse order.

As I’m sure is the same for many of you, my parents constantly stressed the importance of one of life’s ...
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Stop running from conflict. In fact, it’s time to embrace it.

If your childhood was anything like mine then you’ve likely heard the phrases “take the high road” and “be the ...
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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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