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Leaders Who Shepherd

One of the executives I work with shared with me the challenging impact of the current crisis on his business and people. He was quick to point out his message to the senior leaders, “Our job is to shepherd our folks through [the five phases of grief] as honestly and as quickly as possible.” First, […]

Two Resolutions for Managing the Crisis

We cannot ignore reality. We could try to avoid it, discredit it or get furious about it. Yet, at the end of the day, it’s staring us clearly in the face. Now, more than ever, showing up authentically takes a level of mindfulness: the decision to focus our awareness on the present moment, or being […]

Kind of gushy for a LinkedIn post, right?

Travis Chapman initially posted this article on his LinkedIn, and we found it to be an incredible write up! Travis is currently an Instructor at the US Naval Academy and somebody we highly respect. Thank you, Travis, for this review, as well as your permission for us to repost it here! I had a surprise […]

Dynamics of a Transformational Person (4 of 4)

This is the fourth of four BLOGS dedicated to reflecting more of the “why” of being a transformational person. My premise is that if someone understands the “why” being of transformational person it will inspire them and give them sustainability. Transformational people are externally-open! Let’s set the stage. Being someone who is externally-open does NOT […]

BLOG: Dynamics of a Transformational Person (3 of 4)

This is the third of four BLOGS dedicated to reflecting more of the “why” of being a transformational person. My premise is that if someone understands the “why” being of transformational person it will sustain them, inspire them, and give them sustainability. Transformational people are other-centered! I spent five years working in the hospitality industry. […]

Dynamics of a Transformational Person (2 of 4)

This is the second of four BLOGS dedicated to reflecting more of the “why” of being a transformational person. My premise is that if someone understands the “why” being of transformational person it will sustain them, inspire them, and give them sustainability. Transformational people are inner-directed! At first blush this may sound that I’m advocating […]

Dynamics of a Transformational Person (1 of 4)

If you type in “Transformational Leadership” into Wikipedia you’ll find four distinct elements described as action steps of someone desiring to be an agent of change, with individuals or a social system. While I believe there is merit in learning about “how” and “what” to do as a transformational leader it misses the basic foundational principles […]

Tis the Season to Listen

This is the time of year when so much is vying for our attention it can be somewhat difficult to know how to listen. The traditional Christmas Carol asks the question: Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy Do you hear what I hear? Ringing through the sky shepherd boy Do you hear what […]

Truth and Time Walk Hand in Hand!

Do you recall certain phrases or fables which express a truth that repeatedly is revealed in your consciousness? Years ago, I heard Mike Singletary speak. Mike was a hard-nosed, all-pro middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears. He was engaging and as intense in this leadership talk as he was on the gridiron. He planted a […]