What is a leader to do?

If you are leading, nothing is more rewarding than guiding someone to grow and become all they can be. It doesn't matter if you lead a large company, a department, or a small group of team members. Your leadership (your influence) matters. Leading, as you know, is also very challenging at times. People are complex, emotional, and have preferences (I could make a long list of what I mean). So what is a leader to do? Is there a secret sauce? Well, I'm not sure about a secret formula, but I can remind you and share some truths I have come to hold on to it. Your people buy into you before buying into your vision and plan.  As a [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:00:44+00:00March 8th, 2024|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

Your people want answers

As leaders, we know that many activities are critical to the organization's success. Right now, I am identifying FOUR that we must intentionally improve. I believe we own the results; we may have selected someone on the team to execute—but ultimately, we own it. Those four include selecting qualified people, setting expectations, training them, and developing them. Below, I have selected some potential questions your people may be asking themselves and are looking for answers that only you can answer. Do I know what is expected of me? Is there 100% clarity on the what, where, when, how? Am I equipped with the tools and resources to do the job effectively? Who can I count on for direction and support [...]

By |2024-01-03T00:57:05+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Development, Leadership|0 Comments


When you are intentional about Making Today Your Masterpiece, you will make a positive impact on others. For most leaders, we tend to gravitate to those who have the greatest potential. You need to invest your time with those who will provide you with the best ROI. LBWA stands for Leadership By Walking Around. Each morning, when you rise, your daily calendar is filled with plenty of opportunities to impact others and make a difference. You have set meetings, one to one’s, decisions to make, problems to solve, deadlines to meet, and calls to make, some more important than others. I believe someone on your team, in your company or department, is waiting for You to Be Their Somebody Today. [...]

By |2023-12-20T02:32:41+00:00December 20th, 2023|Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The daily five.

In Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, translator Edward Fitzgerald writes: “The moving finger writes; and, having writ moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The bottom line is yesterday is gone forever, and tomorrow is no guarantee. But today is yesterday’s tomorrow and it is all we have. In my recent book, Make Today Your Masterpiece, I share a concept John Maxwell uses. I have adopted the concept to measure my masterpiece for today. It is called The Daily Five. Here is how it works: identify five daily activities you are willing to commit to. I’m not referring to appointments, meetings or [...]

By |2023-12-12T20:56:55+00:00December 12th, 2023|Development|0 Comments

Who should get my time?

That is an excellent question for leaders. Your organization's size or responsibility will likely give you the answer. In most cases, you can’t give time equally. In simple terms, in my view, fair isn’t equal. As leaders, we must be jealous of how we use time and with whom. We must be careful not to treat time like we will never run out of it. It isn’t infinite. It is finite, and we are in control. You are likely familiar with the so-called 80/20 Rule—The Pareto Principle. An Italian economist developed the idea in the early 20th century. He observed a pattern that naturally occurred in nearly every aspect of life—from landowners to sales results. For example: 20% of a [...]

By |2023-11-28T18:48:07+00:00November 8th, 2023|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments
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