Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader

Not obsessed with standing out Or moving up, Committed to the daily work And showing up.   Setting the example In action and words, He only asks of me What he expects of himself.   Answering my questions With a patient smile, She’s there for me When I feel uncertain.   Navigating the mysteries Of Continue reading Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader

8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership

“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth. “What man actually needs,” the psychiatrist Victor Frankl argued,”is not a tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling of a worthwhile goal.” Many believe Continue reading 8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership

6 Simple Questions to Guide Your Goals for 2018

Where are you going? If you have no destination, anywhere will do. That may be why you are in a place you do not wish to stay. Begin with the end in mind. Write out your personal mission statement and the outcomes that are important to your life. Declare your future in a manifesto that Continue reading 6 Simple Questions to Guide Your Goals for 2018

Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ― J.M. Barrie Every day more news of some powerful man or woman humiliated by the revelation of a story they believed they could hide or a problem they did not want to admit. It didn’t have to end that way. At some point in their lives, perhaps Continue reading Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.