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When to Wear The Mask

I’ve blogged about my perspective on a leader’s mask in the past. Although authenticity is one of the most essential and admired leadership traits, there are times when the...
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Do You Lead Like Barney?

One of my favorite television shows way back when was The Andy Griffith Show. One of the reasons it was my favorite was because of that funny little character...
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Let it Go

“Just the very act of letting go of money, or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon ‘greed.'” – Richard Foster Letting go is hard....
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A Final Look Back on 2012

Before you move on to 2013, let’s give 2012 one last glance! I’m not one to look back very often. I’m too thrilled about what is in store for...
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The Real Reason Behind Conflict at Work

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Variations attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt & Socrates Discussing people…otherwise known as “gossip.” Yuck! The word itself...
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The Virtue of Stubbornness

“Stubbornness is a virtue if you are right.” – Tony Dungy I really like this quote because it highlights the other side of what we often immediately consider a...
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Decide Already!

“It does not require much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard It’s easy to do...
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Who Believes in You?

I was reminded about the strength of “belief” during the Olympics this past week as the media reminisced about Kerri Strug’s incredible vault when she stuck her landing on an injured ankle, securing the...
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The Power of Trust

It’s Thursday quote day! Here’s a great quote on trust that I’d like to challenge you (and me!) to live out today: “The chief lesson I have learned in a...
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Character and Reputation

“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln When I saw this...
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