The Quiet Leader

“Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do” (Dale Carnegie). Who we are is less about what we say and more about what we do. In today’s society, there is a lot of talk. We have become conditioned to always have something to say or respond to things of which weContinue reading “The Quiet Leader”

Leading With Conviction

The other day, I was watching the Detroit Tigers/Boston Red Sox game, and during the third inning, the announcers were talking with the Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Manning. They asked Matt what he meant when he said that pitchers should pitch with conviction. Matt stated that pitchers need to “have confidence in their pitchesContinue reading “Leading With Conviction”

Picking Up The Pieces

As a leader, walking into a situation where trust and relationships have been broken and being expected to make things right can be daunting and painful.  Stepping into a situation like this means your predecessor failed at their job and responsibilities, and you have been asked to fix that which has been broken. However, pickingContinue reading “Picking Up The Pieces”

Accountability

Have you ever done something, without thinking about what you might actually be doing, and think nothing of it? In your mind it was nothing, but what you actually did might not have been the best choice. Who brought your actions to your attention? Did anyone? And if your actions were brought to your attention,Continue reading “Accountability”

The Voice

The other morning, I walked into my boss’s office to chat with her. Through our conversation, I was told that I needed to take some items that I had to one of my colleagues. I foolishly opened my mouth and said, “I’m not here to serve those that need something from me. If they wantContinue reading “The Voice”

Are You Worth Imitating?

The older I get, the more aware I have become of the responsibilities I have been given as I age. The past two years have taught me more than I thought possible. I know many are sick and tired of Covid, no pun intended, but for me, I have seen it as an opportunity toContinue reading “Are You Worth Imitating?”

Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness

At first they just mocked him and spoke poorly about him, but after a while, they did everything in their power to put him to death. It started with jeering, mocking, and hateful speech. And instead of getting a response of anger, their actions were met with patience and grace. When they didn’t get theContinue reading “Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness”

Be A Person Of Your Word

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friends.” ~Henry David Thoreau~ Have you ever asked a friend for help, had them commit, and then at the last minute make an excuse for not showing up, or maybe a friend asked you for a favor and then took advantage of your time and willingness toContinue reading “Be A Person Of Your Word”

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE WRONG?

Being wrong is an uncomfortable feeling. Most people take being wrong personally, because it places them in a vulnerable state. There are many ways people handle being wrong, but if we are focused on becoming a better person, we should see being wrong as an opportunity for growth. Being wrong can be humiliating, but ifContinue reading “WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE WRONG?”

Service and Humility Are Not Weak Leadership Qualities

I believe that leadership is about serving others while staying humble. Some may think this type of leadership is weak leadership. To that I say, if you consider humility and service a form of weakness, YOU are the problem. It takes more strength and self control to lead with humility and acts of service thanContinue reading “Service and Humility Are Not Weak Leadership Qualities”