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 else for the challenges they face in life or the choices they have made.  Whether we're talking about politicians, coworkers, family members, etc. personal accountability is almost non-existent in todays world.  But why is that? Why is it that instead of looking for ways to improve the world around us and take responsibility for our … Continue reading What makes personal accountability so rare?

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 a leader, you can be the best athlete on the team or the best CEO in the world, but if those you lead are unable to perform at a high level right beside you than your performance as an individual means nothing.  Here's why... If your performance as an individual leads to awards and recognition … Continue reading Here’s why your individual performance as a leader doesn’t mean S$!@…

Expectations are EVERYTHING…

If you expect your followers to do things that you yourself are not willing to do as a leader - you have no place in leadership.  If you expect your followers to uphold a certain standard of performance that you yourself do not uphold, you have no place in leadership.  And if you expect those you lead to go above and beyond, but you yourself do the bare minimum, you have no place in leadership... … Continue reading Expectations are EVERYTHING…

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, that's why!"   Sound familiar? Most of us have probably been on one end of this conversation at some point in our life so far, right?  How did it play out?  Let me guess...

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 it would be an awesome idea to park a "humvee" on top of a hill and live out of it for a week.  We had barely any food, it was freezing cold, we lived out of a crappy truck, and had a radio going off 24/7...but somehow we had the time of our lives... We … Continue reading A letter to my fallen brother

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