self-discipline

September 1, 2018

Good to Great

“The Greatest Generation” was coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generationwho grew up in the United States during the Great Depression and then went […]
September 1, 2018

Telling Someone Off: Short-Term Impact; Permanent Damage

My teenage daughter works at a local diner and usually comes into our bedroom upon returning from what are usually very long nights, aching feet and […]
September 1, 2018

March Madness

Most of us can remember what has been called the greatest college basketball game of all time: the 1982 NCAA Championship game that featured North Carolina […]
September 1, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: A Key Factor in Life, Business & Politics

The political season is in full swing, and with primary elections in May, general elections in November and many more to follow, it is not uncommon […]
September 1, 2018

Building Cathedrals

As we begin the General Assembly, a 300-year-old story serves as a reminder of the power of purpose and the importance of viewing our work as […]
September 1, 2018

Real Leadership

Whether you’re a Kentucky Wildcat fan or not, few would argue the amazing demonstration of talent and athleticism as this year’s season gets off to an […]
September 1, 2018

Prevailing In the End

In my book, keynote speeches and leadership workshops, I introduce a metaphor of a “Fire” to describe personal and organizational setbacks we’ve all experienced. The metaphor […]
September 1, 2018

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Beyond the horizon of time is a changed world, very different from today’s world. Some people see beyond that horizon and into the future. They believe […]
September 1, 2018

Packing Parachutes

A friend of mine tells the story of a US Navy sailor he accidentally met several years after that sailor had actually saved his life. He […]