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The Millennial Doctrine

The Millennial Doctrine

As I walk into most meetings now days, these are the words that I hate to hear the most. Looking over their to-do lists, I watch colleagues preparing their excuses. Each of them start with “I was gonna get this ...
How to add significant value to you …

How to add significant value to you …

In the Law of Addition, John Maxwell challenges us to add value in others. In order to be a good leader, it is what needs to be done. We add value, connect, and build our teams & inner circles. John is ...

Half a Dome Maybe, Full Integrity Absolutely

Majestic is the first word that came to mind as we pulled over to take our first pictures at Yosemite National Park. Traveling with great friends who were our tour guides for the weekend, made it even more special. This ...
Five Why’s of Leadership

Five Why’s of Leadership

As I was hiking through the National Park in Belgium last Spring, I stopped to take this picture. Holding my phone ever so carefully, I wanted to capture the frost that remained in the shade, and the coming morning suns ...
The ABC’s of Goal Setting

The ABC’s of Goal Setting

Here is a quick tip on how not to set goals. Do not use the ABC Method. A – verage B – elief C – an D – estroy E – very F – uture G – oal We are ...
Good Leaders Let You Dream!

Good Leaders Let You Dream!

You just woke up to an epiphany! The problem has been solved! Pulling out the notebook you keep at the side of the bed, you write down exactly what you are going to do in the morning to resolve this ...
When Summer Starts, Do You Stop?

When Summer Starts, Do You Stop?

Ahhh … it’s summertime! The time to regenerate, rejuvenate, and relax. Most of us will take a vacation of some sorts. You may not be able to leave town, and may not even get time off of work, but summer ...
What if … but wait, there’s more!

What if … but wait, there’s more!

The advent of the spreadsheet in 1978, was the beginning to the end of wondering. Why? It allowed us to answer the questions “What if?”.  In sales, we ask; “What if our closing percentage went up just 2%?”  and in ...
Leadership and the Easy Button!

Leadership and the Easy Button!

As you read or watch the news on television, we often hear the talking head say that the “leader was struggling with a decision”. During an interview with a politician that may have been caught in scandal, they resigned only ...