Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

A friend recently shared this video and my immediate reaction was… Whoa, I’m that guy. Watch the video first, (it’s short), and then I’ll come back to my story. Nope, not the guy meditating on the video title screen. I’m the one who has a problem with anticipating stress. (You did watch the video, yes?) Continue reading Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

Leadership Rocket Science

“If you’re a leader, your whole reason for living is to help human beings develop—to really develop people and make work a place that’s energetic and exciting and a growth opportunity, whether you’re running a Housekeeping Department or Google. I mean, this is not rocket science. It’s not even a shadow of rocket science. You’re Continue reading Leadership Rocket Science

We’re on this Journey Together, Lead With Me

I’m away for some R&R this week so thought I’d share this short, inspirational post from the archives. I hope you enjoy. What I want for you. I want you to be happy. To learn. To grow. To be your best. I’m for you. I want to help overcome your struggles. I want you to Continue reading We’re on this Journey Together, Lead With Me

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges

Why Should I Follow You?

“The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein What if you aren’t really leading anyone? Before you get too defensive, I also asked myself this question. When I did, it occurred to me that I might be a just little bit delusional. I thought of Continue reading Why Should I Follow You?