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…

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?

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 members of your team stop coming to you with their problems, you have failed them as the leader... Allow me to explain... Most of you leaders would probably agree that one of the worst parts of leadership is having to deal with the "serial complainers" on our teams.  You know, the people who find problems … Continue reading Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

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…

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 in my garage.  More specifically, I see the cane that I relied on to help me walk everyday for those 9 brutal months after I severely injured my spine.  For nine months I relied on that cane to help me walk but today, I am proud to say that I haven't used that cane for … Continue reading As leader’s, we can’t forget to acknowledge progress.

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