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 most valuable lessons; saying please and thank you.  I was taught to say please before I asked for something and thank you after I received it.  Sounds familiar, right? But if I'm being honest, this was one of my least favorite lessons as a kid.  Despite being so simple, somehow it was also so difficult … Continue reading Here’s what happens when we apply one of life’s simplest lessons to our leadership approach but…in reverse order.

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, places and organizations around them IF they have the right leadership in place to help them succeed.  But most leaders aren't ready to have that conversation.  My experience has shown me that many leaders prefer to make comments about the lack of work ethic and motivation in the millennial generation but those comments are often unfounded. … Continue reading Oh how the times have changed for leaders…

Here’s why leaders don’t need to have all of the answers…

Correct me if I'm wrong but as leaders, we are often unrealistically expected to have the answers to every problem at a moments notice.  Our followers expect us to have an answer to every question, a solution to every problem, and a never ending bounty of knowledge at our disposal whenever they need it. Sound familiar? And in those moments when we respond with "I don't know" it's almost as if the world stops.  How … Continue reading Here’s why leaders don’t need to have all of the answers…

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 a leadership role.  It's easy to fall into the stress trap of leadership where your focus is directed towards managing the everyday chaos of leadership instead of appreciating the opportunities that being a leader presents you with.  As a leader, you are trusted with the opportunity to make the lives of those you lead better … Continue reading Here’s why leadership is a privilege…

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 late in the civilian world.  People casually walk into meetings 10 minutes late, scrolling through Facebook with no sense of urgency whatsoever.  Whereas, on the contrary, in the military you're generally early to being early and you get your head ripped off if you even think about being late... However, despite the fact that my … Continue reading Here’s why the best leaders pick and choose their battles wisely…

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