Posted in April 2018

lonely on the top

If it is lonely on the top, something is not right. Leadership is both an individual calling and a team role. Much like any position in any team, there is one person responsible for the role and the role is not relevant without the team. The role of a leader usually starts with an individual … Continue reading

the foggy season

What about the foggy days? Clarity is critical to leadership. A leader without clarity is dangerous to follow. However, it is inevitable that you will face the fog. The fog is that season of leadership when you have gone as far as you can see and no matter how wide you open your eyes, you … Continue reading

is it time?

Do we talk enough about courage? The thought of stepping into uncharted territory sparks fear in the hearts of many. This fear causes many to stop progressing and settle. Settling is the death of leadership. Leaders see out in the horizon (even imagined) a place for us to all go to. The path between “here” … Continue reading

willing to endure

Not everyone will believe. Leadership has everything to do with what a person believes. It is what is in your heart that is so attractive. Opening up and sharing what is close to your core will cause a response in others. It will cause some to be drawn and others to push away. When people … Continue reading

master the rest stops

When do you pause to receive? When do you pause to give? My cousin is an IronMan athlete and during her competitive years would qualify for the IronMan championships in Kona any year she wanted. I asked her when I started getting into triathlons what the secret was to the IronMan distance and she said, … Continue reading

your position is greater

The greater your position the greater your vulnerability. I have five kids and I can see how natural it is to give authority away. My younger kids would come crying to me, “Daddy! Bella said…” My oldest daughter didn’t recognize that her younger siblings automatically gave her a position of authority. The weight of her … Continue reading

do you really believe

Do you really believe? The core motivation for any thing matters so much. If you want a business that has a real impact on a market. If you want a family that is healthy and whole. Even if you want to improve your health. Frankly, if you want to do anything of any worth or … Continue reading

growth is not your goal

Growth is not the goal, health is. As if it were the truest thing we have ever learned in business, we believe growth is the goal. It is not. Growth without health is dangerous. The health of the organization is seen in how people treat each other and communicate, how clear and bought-in people are … Continue reading

it matters so much

How we lead matters so much. This week I have been feeling, deeply, the importance of leadership. This week a leader who had a planned retirement was forced to retire early after being caught up in the #MeToo movement. It has bothered me so much, because of the amount of good this leader has accomplished … Continue reading

it never gets easier

Vulnerability is always hard. It is the foundation of great leadership and teamwork, but the fact is that vulnerability is always hard. That level of exposure is just not easy. I have known my wife since I was 12 years old. We have been through so much in our life together. We went through high … Continue reading