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

Podcast Episode 14: Trust And Empower, with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews

In this podcast episode, my guest is Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews. Jack spent time in the Army, in corporate life at Intel, and in a civilian capacity at the Air Force. The launching point for our conversation is one of The Big Six Leadership Principles®: “Trust and Empower.” We discuss how to begin building … Read more

Podcast Episode 13: A Conversation With Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert

My guest in this podcast is Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannehurlbert). She is a leader in the realm of surveys, employee/customer satisfaction, and data analytics. The theme of this episode, one of The Big Six Leadership Principles®, is “When In Charge, Take Charge.” Jeanne and I also talk about the importance of recognizing unchanging values while … Read more

Tools For Your Toolbox During Times of Isolation: Adaptive Leadership, Part 9

“Tools For Your Toolbox During Times of Isolation” — This is the ninth in a series of blogs on adaptive leadership. It is my belief that foundational leadership principles give leaders the ability to build teams capable of handling whatever might come their way. This series is based around what we at Level Five Associates … Read more

‘Battle Buddies’ – Balance In Practice: Adaptive Leadership, Part 8

This is the eighth in a series of blogs on adaptive leadership. In our previous blog in this series, I talked a bit about the idea of having “battle buddies” … peers who have a check-in system with each other. It can foster a greater sense of team work, and act as a sort of … Read more

Put Me In, Coach! Trust and Empower: Adaptive Leadership, Part 4

Trust and empower: This is the fourth in a series of blogs on adaptive leadership. It is my belief that foundational leadership principles give leaders the ability to build teams capable of handling whatever might come their way. This series is based around what we at Level Five Associates have as one of our foundations: … Read more