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 the next week!  As ecstatic as we are to welcome Isabella Rose into this world, the nerves are finally starting to set in.  The room is painted, I've hung the shelves in the nursery closet and the furniture is all put together which makes this feel so much more real.  A few weeks ago, a … Continue reading Hell yes I’m nervous to be a dad! Here’s why…

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.

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…

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 cape today because I really need your help..."  I must admit, this was a great feeling.  I liked the idea of being the "superhero" that people came to for help and that others trusted me to save the day...  It was rewarding to know that others came to me in their time of need which … Continue reading As a leader, being the one to save the day isn’t always a good thing. Here’s why!

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…

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