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Suck the Poisons Out

It was once said of President Gerald Ford that with his kindness and forgiving ways he “sucked the poisons” of Watergate out of the country. You may not agree but hold on to this phrase “suck the poisons out,” because this is what great leaders do. There is a type [read more]

2020-07-16T13:49:44-04:00July 15th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|


There is a condition of heart that is defining the difference between success and failure in our current crises. Let me explore it with you. You know that I deal with the “soft factors” of leadership in these Leading Thoughts. You have plenty of sources for the more technical things [read more]

2020-06-30T17:21:18-04:00July 1st, 2020|Leading Thoughts|

A Tale of Two Pilots

Let me briefly tell you the “Tale of Two Pilots” by way of illustrating a leadership principle you’ll need to master in the coming months. I was on a plane flying through a storm system. The flight was bumpy and the skies outside the plane window were threatening. I had [read more]

2020-05-19T14:09:27-04:00May 20th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|
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