Leaders, Swing Hard or Surrender Your Bat

Leaders, Swing Hard or Surrender Your Bat

I was very fortunate to be in the audience for a leadership event where local leaders were speaking. Robyn Davis is the President of Freedom House, a non-profit organization that supports homeless families.  As Robyn spoke about her journey from board member to...
Leadership Qualities of First Impressions

Leadership Qualities of First Impressions

Working for one of the largest employers in my community, I was surprised at all of the alumni from my high school who also worked there. I grew up in a small town about 90 minutes from the city I worked at. My senior class was the largest in school history at a...
Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

“What did he call it again?  It was an interesting word,” remarked the promoter. “I don’t know. I wasn’t listening. He was talking on and on,” responded the speaker. That was a snippet of the conversation I heard recently while attending a leadership conference. The...
Speed To Failure

Speed To Failure

How quickly do you fail?  The answer to that question can determine how quickly you become a great leader. Last weekend I got the opportunity to watch my nephew ski.  He’s a twelve-year-old who’s pretty athletic for his age.  In the winter most of his nights and...
Leaders Can Be Such Lug Nuts

Leaders Can Be Such Lug Nuts

Source: flickr It’s amazing to me how leaders still can’t see the forest for the trees, or in this case, the lug nuts for the tire. Last November, my family and I were planning a trip to Arkansas to visit my wife’s sister and her family. This was to become the start...
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