who benefits from your leadership?

Crawford Loritts says in his book Leadership as an Identity that someone pays for your leadership - either you or those you lead. Let's look at it a bit differently - for whose benefit are you leading? Are you leading for your personal benefit? Are you leading to advance your career, impress your bosses, or … Continue reading who benefits from your leadership?

5 regrets of the dying that could make you a better leader

Good morning! Awesome morning here in NE Indiana! Recently I came across a post online talking about Bonnie Ware's book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. I can't speak to the quality of the book as I have not yet read it, but the blog post on the … Continue reading 5 regrets of the dying that could make you a better leader

are you relentless?

Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope you had a great three-day weekend. I took Friday as a vacation day and had a nice four-day break. relentless: showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relentless) "no abatement" is the key part of that definition. Relentless is often used in a negative sense, … Continue reading are you relentless?

Are You On Cruise Control?

Good morning on this wet Friday morning. I don't know if you have had a cold lately, but it wasn't much fun for me this week. I'm still coughing some, but feeling way better! When I was a boy, my Uncle Edward owned the general store in the very Mayberry-like town of Wadley, Alabama. It … Continue reading Are You On Cruise Control?

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