Picture yourself in the latest leadership skills training event you attended. It was likely a mid-week event because most effective development professionals understand that Friday means you’re going to leave early. A prerequisite for the event was that no cell phones or notebooks could be brought with you. You sat for half a day or

Why Your Leadership Skills Training Isn’t Working

I’ve discovered there are some leadership vision to making cookies with your kids Each year (actually a few times each year), we unpack all the ingredients and utensils to bake cookies.  It’s one of those traditions that is a father-child bonding moment in our family. And, we all love cookies. Create a Shared Vision Most

The Leadership Vision of Cookie Baking

As far as leadership skills go, how good are you at being a loser? How prepared are you to lose?

Leadership Skills: Winners vs. Losers

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 whopping 135

Leadership Qualities of First Impressions

“Are you listening to me? What did he call it again?  It was an interesting word,” remarked the promoter. “I don’t know. I wasn’t listening to him. 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 main speaker was

Are You Listening To Me?

How quickly do you fail?  The answer to that question can determine how quickly you become a great leader.

Speed To Failure

Weekend football games bring me back to my glory days of high school football, and I have all the stories to prove it. Yes, I was 6 feet 4 inches tall in high school even though I’m only 5’7″ now and I would have played pro football if only (insert any one of 500 reasons).

Coaching Leaders with Influence vs. Power