I read anywhere from 5-10 books in a month and my book collection is well into the 300's but I can honestly say, this may be my favorite book. A few weeks ago, I finished You Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins, and that's when I had the brilliant idea to do my first book review for this blog. Although I love creating my own content on this blog, this is an exceptional book that … Continue reading 1st Leadership Book Review for “You Can’t Hurt Me”by David Goggins – 10/10 Must Read!
Most people will think I'm crazy after reading the title of this article and that's ok, because my wife does too. The truth is, only a handful of people will read this entire post because most people scoff at the idea of waking up so early, especially on a weekend - but not me. Actually, I take that back. There was a time in my life when I slept until lunch and didn't think twice … Continue reading Here’s why I set alarms for 4:00 AM everyday…even Saturday’s.
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?
A harsh reality of the world that we live in today is that a large majority of people in leadership positions are selfish. This should come as no surprise to many of you that it doesn't matter whether we are talking about politicians, CEO's, supervisors, etc., the lure to leadership positions is often driven by the perceived authority and power that comes with those roles. Unfortunately, it's all too common for the power that comes … Continue reading Why should leaders eat last?
Some of the best leadership advice I received throughout my time in the Army contradicted every leadership instinct that I've ever had. I can't speak for everyone reading this, but my instincts lead me to being a very hands-on leader. I like to be in the trenches with my teams and involved in the work being done - not just barking orders from the sidelines. However, I learned the hard way that this isn't always … Continue reading As leaders, here’s why it’s important to know when to lead from a distance…