Transforming Teams

There is a single question I want you to ask of yourself regarding every person who works for you. If you do, it will make a massive difference in how you lead. Let me explain. There is no question that business is about offering services and creating products in pursuit [read more]

2019-07-08T12:11:33-04:00July 10th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Consider the History

I’ve watched a clumsy mistake cause some leaders vast problems recently. I want to describe this mistake and help you avoid it. It has to do with heritage. Not ethnic or racial heritage, but work heritage. You see, people long to feel themselves as part of forces that move through [read more]

2019-07-02T16:21:06-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Seven Maxims of Leadership

There are seven maxims that have guided me throughout my life of leadership. Let me share these with you. I urge you to take them and make them your own. Work smarter, not harder. I grew up in a military and sports world. I lived with the idea that if [read more]

2019-06-04T11:11:15-04:00June 5th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Bonsai Leadership

My mother grew up in Japan and so in my childhood I learned a great deal from her about Japanese culture. Among the many Japanese arts she extolled was that of “bonsai.” This is the art of growing things small. It is a beautiful art form requiring great skill and [read more]

2019-05-28T14:17:59-04:00May 29th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Rest Well, Lead Well

I want to add my voice in this Leading Thoughts to many other voices you have heard on an all-important subject. That subject is rest. You know how it goes in leadership. You hack away with your axe. You chop and you chop. People admire your productivity. It makes you [read more]

2019-05-08T13:55:51-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Leading Thoughts|