Disciplined Leadership: Low-Value Meetings Vs High-Value Meetings

This is part of a series of blogs on the theme of ‘Disciplined Leadership.’ Low-Value Meetings are caused by people not valuing one another’s time. These meetings are also indicators of a number of negative factors in your current culture. People often believe that if they can get everybody together in some forum at the … Read more

The Power of the First Impression

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of talking with Bill Higgs as part of his ‘Culture Code Champions‘ podcast. We talked about several things — my history at West Point, what Level Five leadership and culture mean, and how to better manage teams. One subject that stood out was a story from Bill … Read more

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

Come Rain or Shine

A few months ago, I was happy to be a guest on Dan Cockerell’s podcast, “Come Rain or Shine.” We started out by discussing some of my military history, starting with my unlikely journey to West Point. Moving ahead, we talked a bit about how the military turned itself around in the 1980s, with a … Read more

Bravery in the Workplace

This past fall, I had the privilege of being a guest on Ed Evart’s podcast, “Be Brave at Work;” a podcast devoted to helping people take “the next step” in their workplace. During the podcast, we started by touching on some ‘lighter’ workplace-related topics, including: Transitioning (or not transitioning) from one position or industry to … Read more

Excellent Executive Coaching

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on ‘Excellent Executive Coaching,’ a podcast hosted by Dr. Katrina Burrus. Dr. Burrus is a leadership coach and has spent years analyzing the essentials: what makes leaders succeed — or fail. Let’s dive in a bit to some of what we discussed: Differences between military values and … Read more