What is groupthink and how do we beat it?

This article is a must read for those ambitious leaders out there who are dedicated to being exceptional in a world full of conformity and mediocracy.  There are so many negative factors that can jeopardize our ability to lead exceptional teams and right at the top of that list is groupthink.  For many reasons, groupthink is one of the most catastrophic risks that ambitious leaders face in their pursuit of progress and this article will … Continue reading What is groupthink and how do we beat it?

There’s a MASSIVE difference between power and influence. Do you know what it is?

For those of you who've seen the Spiderman movies (or read the comics), you're probably familiar with the famous one liner from Uncle Ben to Peter Parker when he said, "With great power comes great responsibility".  While we can't all be superhero's shooting webs and saving the city, this quote is still extremely valuable for leaders in today's world.  Why you ask?  Well, as leaders, we often find ourselves in positions of power with great … Continue reading There’s a MASSIVE difference between power and influence. Do you know what it is?

Riddle me this: What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

Well, what's the answer to this riddle?  What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder to answer as we grow older?  Any takers?  The answer is what I call The Golden Question... The Golden Question: What do you want to do with your life? Do you agree?  How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old but as adults it became mind-boggling? … Continue reading Riddle me this: What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

Here’s the strategy that forever changed how I deal with stress…

If I have learned one thing from living with chronic pain everyday, it's that we live in a world where irritability and frustration often comes easier than happiness.  It seems easier to notice the things that upset us most in life than to appreciate those things that truly make us smile.  If this sounds familiar to you, than give brief article a quick read (less than a minute). I truly believe that the best way … Continue reading Here’s the strategy that forever changed how I deal with stress…

True leadership should go way beyond just 9-5. Here’s why…

There is no denying that leadership in the military is drastically different than most of the civilian world.  If you haven't experienced these differences first-hand, this article will relive a few of my experiences with you. The most unfortunate of which is that civilian leaders often convince themselves that their responsibilities as leader can "turn off" after they pack up for the day.  Somehow, society has accepted that leadership can be a 9-5 job when … Continue reading True leadership should go way beyond just 9-5. Here’s why…

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