When taking command of my first Army unit, my battalion commander told me: "Captain, your responsibilities are simple, you are responsible for everything that does or does not happen in your unit." No excuses, no deflecting blame to someone in my unit, no dodging responsibilities. As the leader of the unit - I was responsible … Continue reading

what do you tell a leadership team?

Today and tomorrow, I, and two others, have the privilege of facilitating a retreat for a leadership team from an organization that is making a difference. The organization has been around quite a while, but many on the team are new or relatively new so we will hopefully be helping them to connect and to … Continue reading what do you tell a leadership team?

doers, leaders, lovers, and learners

Good morning! Inc.com has another good article today about the four unique working styles. Which one are you? Doers: "Doers execute. They come alive when tasks are complete, lists are checked, or projects are tackled. They typically have intense focus and are detailed in their efforts." Leaders: "Leaders create the vision and inspire others to believe in … Continue reading doers, leaders, lovers, and learners

Stop and Look Back

It's Friday! This may seem funny to you, but I get excited about Friday because that means that tomorrow morning Angela and I will go on our Saturday breakfast date. We have been doing this for almost ten years now and it my favorite time of the week. Recently I was talking to a leader that is … Continue reading Stop and Look Back