What Does It Real-ly Take?

Last night I was traveling home from facilitating  an all day Leadership Workshop. As I reflected back over the trip I thought: What a privilege! I get to be a part of a process of helping group members push past their comfort zones to do the hard work of  becoming an authentic team. Yes, I said the…

Happy New Year … ?

As our year starts to wind down, we might be coming to the realization that we didn’t accomplish everything that we had planned on this year. We might be asking ourselves “Why am I not getting what I really want in “X” area of my life?” For some of us this area might be the…

Great Leadership Is NOT ….

Great Leadership is not a reward for performance … it’s a calling. Many times we find good performers who were promoted to a leadership role even though they lack the skills, talent, or most importantly, the desire to be a leader. In most companies leadership is a reward for great performance. We take our top…

Change Can Be Hard | Ch … Ch … Ch … Change? (Gulp)

Change Can Be Hard As a consultant I have come to the realization over the years that not every company who says that they want change, really does. The reasoning varies and here’s just a few of the reasons I have observed. 5 reasons I believe that organizations don’t change: Leaders are not willing to…

How to Bounce Back | Be the Ball not the Egg!

How to Bounce Back and Improve Your Resiliency “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty together again.” There has been much debate about whether Humpty Dumpty was actually an egg … or not. The point here is that…

The Path of Leadership …

The path to becoming fully “alive” as a leader begins when you define your purpose – your reason for living. As you get clarity and awareness of your own path you are then able to help others discover and live their own path. Leadership is about pathfinding. In his book Aspire, Kevin Hall breaks down…

A Nudge Towards Greatness?

A Nudge Towards Greatness? Recently I attended the National Speakers Association (NSA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. For those of you who don’t know NSA is an organization made up of some of the world’s best professional speakers. Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Dr. Norman Vincent Peal, and Og Mandino are just a few…

Giving Away Your Power … It’s In The Bag!

Over the years I have had my fair share of “memorable” experiences especially when it comes to traveling and airline security.  Being dark complected and having a shaved head, I have on more than one occasion found myself  in the “randomly” selected security line with my new best friends, Raj, Cheng, and Chakor. Most recently,…