The Thin Ice of Friendship: Leadership Journey of Discovery, Part 4

Moving up the ladder of an organization can sometimes feel like you’re leaving others behind, especially if you’ve grown to become friends with your team ...

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The Next Shiny Object

There’s an old adage about two guys out in the woods when they are attacked by a bear. One of them quickly thought, “Somehow I have to be faster than this bear.” The ...

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Palm Tree or Fir Tree? What’s Your Decision Tree?

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned as a leader is embodied in The Big Six® principle, “Trust and Empower.” It wasn’t that I didn’t want to empower others; yet, I ...

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Where Opportunity Lives

Here’s one entrepreneur’s view on opportunity: “I grew up in a very affluent town, but my parents divorced when I was young. My father wasn’t much involved in my life, ...

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Riding the Train or Laying the Track? Leading Corporate Change

Change is messy, hard, and difficult. According to the Harvard Business Review, 75% of corporate change initiatives fail. Business Week cites the fact that 88% of CEOs ...

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