Mirror Mirror: Taking the Time for Self-Reflection

“Make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change.” – Unknown All too often we don’t make peace.  It’s far simpler and easier to see who you want to see ...

Read more

Leadership Succession: Who’s Next Up?

“A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.” – John C. Maxwell In my younger days, I was an aspiring baseball player, relegated initially to the bench for ...

Read more

What A Great Culture Looks Like

I didn’t always understand what a great culture looks like. In fact, as a young West Point cadet and later as an Army officer, I only had a vague notion of what a culture ...

Read more

Don’t Pardon the Interruption

Are you listening with the intent to understand — or the intent to interrupt? That’s the topic of my latest video blog: “Don’t Pardon the ...

Read more

“Call Me” — Stay Connected With Your Tribe!

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. — Mark Twain   One of my favorite Aretha Franklin songs ...

Read more

The Survey: Tool or Torture?

“Once upon a time, surveys were a staple for every leader to solicit feedback and every company to assess engagement.  But now, surveys are starting to look like diesel ...

Read more