Leadership, Virtues, and Classical Literature

So, what do Leadership, the Cardinal Virtues, and Classical Literature have to do with each other? Well, quite a lot actually. One of my favorite books is On Reading Well (2018) by Karen Swallow Prior. In this excellent book, Dr. Prior, discusses the 12 Virtues and how you can learn more about them in great… Read More

what lens is your leadership team looking through?

Good Friday morning! Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to work with several senior leadership teams of various types of organizations. All of them were made up of good, intelligent, and professional people. Yet, some of them were dealing with a common issue found in many senior leadership teams. This issue… Read More

quotes from a young man that is changing the world

Good morning, Sunday, I finished an excellent book by Adam Braun entitled The Promise of a Pencil. Other than a few places where he uses some less than best language, the book is excellent. He has several quotes through the book I want to highlight for you. They are not new – many are rooted… Read More

“Boards That Lead” by Ram Charan

“Boards That Lead” by Ram Charan Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement, it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to-day operations. Directors… Read More

building a sustainable culture

“A sustainable culture is built from the inside out. It starts with leadership that places the highest level of importance on human beings and a corresponding premium on recruiting, hiring, and training – both academic and experiential – to equip and empower them.” – Dan J. Sanders in Built To Serve 

the heart of a leader

Good morning! The following is a quote from Tim Kimmel found in Crawford Loritts‘ book, Leadership as an Identity. “What are the qualities of an authentic Christian leader? A humble heart – a reverence for God and respect for others. A grateful heart – an appreciation for what he has given and who has given… Read More