Steering The Battleship: A Presentation with the Duke Sanford Veterans Association

Back in April, I had the privilege to make a presentation to the Duke Sanford Veterans Association, co-hosted by my son, Rob, who is a Special Operations Officer with the U.S. Army as well as a Policy Student at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The presentation was titled “Steering The Battleship.” Why that name? … 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

Setting the Azimuth for Your Company or Organization

What thought have you put into setting the azimuth for your company or organization? In this Two-Minute Leadership video blog, I’ll discuss the Leadership Principle of the Azimuth. Before you can properly set your azimuth, however, understanding what an azimuth means in a leadership context is necessary. Your company’s azimuth is its true north, the … Read more

Speaking Last and the Nominative Group Technique

You may have encountered this situation before: you’re in a meeting, and the team leader seems to be using it as an opportunity to remind everyone who is running things, dominating the conversation and setting the agenda without any consultation. Maybe you haven’t been part of a situation quite as severe as that, but it … Read more

Effective Coaching: Two-Minute Leadership video blog

Coaching can be defined as instructing or training another person or group of people. All leaders have a responsibility to coach their team. How do you do so in a way that ensures growth and progress? In this entry in my series of Two-Minute Leadership video blogs, the topic is “Effective Coaching,” and the answer … Read more

Taking Ownership Of Your Time

How are you doing in the time management department? I often hear from organizations that I’m coaching that they “just don’t have good time management.” This might sound like a common problem. However, these teams are operating under something of a misconception. The truth is, there really is no such thing as time management, which … Read more