Leadership Hacks

A while back, I was pleased to be a guest on Steve Rush’s ‘Leadership Hacker’ podcast. There is one interesting question that Steve asks all his guests: what are their top leadership ‘hacks’? Here are some of mine. They might not be what you expect! Be willing to listen. Try and dispense with your preconceived … Read more

Talent Talk: What Makes A Level Five Leader

A few months ago, I was a guest on Chris Dyer’s Talent Talk, a radio/podcast series. Our discussion covered a bit of my history in the military, and an overview of The Big 6 Leadership Principles®. There was an interesting question that came up: We’ve talked about The Big 6 Leadership Principles®. (We’ve also talked … Read more

Podcast Episode 10: Becoming A Learning Leader

This episode of our podcast is titled “Becoming A Learning Leader.” It features a discussion with Doug Wiles, president of Herbie Wiles Insurance and former minority leader in the Florida state House of Representatives. We talk about the importance of listening, planning leadership succession, the signs of a healthy work culture, and more — have … 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 was at all. We had a set way of doing things, to be sure, but it was pretty much taken for … Read more

Many Points of Light: Developing Your Team for Growth

Each of us, day to day, engage in a discovery process.  When developing your team for growth, be aware of your discovery process as a leader of leaders and adapt to it. To start, examine your role in your organization. Are you the only leader, the only person who provides direction or the final say? … Read more

The Backbrief: A Tool For Better Listening

Listening can feel harder to do than ever. That seems even more true in a world where many of us are still ‘socially-distanced’ and dealing with online-only ‘remote teams.’ Now more than ever we can use a tool for better listening that will cut through all the noise. There’s always going to be outside distractions. … Read more