Reputation

Warren Buffet once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Relationship is key to leadership and reputation. Trust and confidence in a person takes time to build. The more we invest, are present, and are intentional in ourContinue reading “Reputation”

Character Flaws

Do you know how gold refiners remove the impurities from gold? They start by placing the gold into a crucible and heating a furnace to over 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit). Once the optimal temperature is reached, they place the crucible into the furnace and wait for the gold to melt down to liquid.Continue reading “Character Flaws”

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”

Experienced vs Passionate

When hiring for your company or organization, what do you look for? Do you look for the person that looks great on paper, has all the qualifications you’re looking for, and has years of experience in the area for which you are hiring? Or, do you look for the passionate individual who’s “Why” is moreContinue reading “Experienced vs Passionate”

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”

We Become What We…

Earl Nightingale once said, “We become what we think about.” I have long considered these words, and I have found truth in what he said. Thought has a lot of power over our actions. The more we find ourselves thinking negatively, our actions become negative, and vise versa, the more we think positively, the moreContinue reading “We Become What We…”

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”