Leading Through The “Cancel Culture”

It seems that every day I look on social media, turn on the news, or read the paper, something new seems to become a victim of the “Cancel Culture”. If it’s not race and equality, then its gender and moral aptitude. Our society is set on a crash course that will end badly if notContinue reading “Leading Through The “Cancel Culture””

Why I Started A Blog About Leadership

There are multiple reasons why I chose to start a leadership blog. One reason was that I wanted to put my doctorate degree to use, rather than just looking at an expensive piece of paper (my diploma). I have a passion for leadership and  believe that effective and purposeful leadership happens through service and selflessness.Continue reading “Why I Started A Blog About Leadership”

No More Excuses

“I just don’t have the time.” “I’m too tired.” “I don’t feel like it.” “I have other things I need to be doing (inevitably not getting done).” “Not my job.” “It’s not my responsibility.” Do any of these sound familiar? Are there other statements you could add to the list? Have you ever said somethingContinue reading “No More Excuses”

The Worst Reason

There is one statement, or reason, that completely stifles progress, growth, and success. It is a statement that is said often without regard to what it encourages. This statement is mentioned often in leadership meetings, group meetings, individual meetings, etc. There is one question that usually leads to this statement or reason: “Why?”; “Why areContinue reading “The Worst Reason”

Check Your Ego At The Door

I read a quote this morning from Elon Musk. It said, “I hate when people confuse education for intelligence. You can have a bachelor’s degree and still be an idiot.” There is so much truth in this statement, and when it comes to leadership, this statement rings even louder. Leadership is not about your degreeContinue reading “Check Your Ego At The Door”

Ownership

Who’s to blame when things go wrong in your company, organization, relationship, marriage, life? Whose fault is it that your team failed? Who will you blame when profits decline, your team doesn’t meet expectations, your children resent you, your marriage fails? These are tough questions, but the answer is pretty simple. There is only oneContinue reading “Ownership”

Boss vs Coach

Is there a difference between a boss and a coach? Does one have more power than the other? Is one a more effective leader than the other? When you dive into the idea of what a boss is, it might surprise you that most people would rather work for a coach. But why? Because theContinue reading “Boss vs Coach”

Employees or Teammates

When you look at the people you lead, how do you see them? Are they employees who come to work to earn a paycheck, or are they teammates passionately working toward the same goals? This question is essential to consider when determining how successful you want your company, business, or organization to become. People whoContinue reading “Employees or Teammates”

TRUST

Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, once said, “He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” Trust is an interesting thing. There are many beliefs, ideologies, and teachings about trust. Some say trust is earned, some say give trust until it’s broken, and some even say, “Trust no one.” The ideaContinue reading “TRUST”

Be Someone Worth Following

There are a lot of people in “leadership” positions that really aren’t worth following. They might talk a good game and say all the right things, but their actions tell a completely different story. How a “leader” leads him or herself will determine how effective they are as a leader. If a “leader” leads hypocritically,Continue reading “Be Someone Worth Following”