I read a very interesting statistic this week. I was reading The Courage to Take Command by Colonel Jill Morgenthaler. She pointed out that the average leader in America today takes his leadership position at age 30, however he doesn’t get any “formal” leadership training until age 40.
So the average leader is wandering aimlessly for
I just returned from Nashville where I attended my semi-annual live mastermind group with 8 passionate entrepreneurs on a mission.
This group is all coached by the same set of amazing coaches. We all benefit from their knowledge and wisdom in the field of growing a business primarily based around communicating.
We are a group of motivated dedicated entrepreneurs who work as writers, speakers, coaches, podcasters, consultants and a myriad of other
This past December, my daughter and son-in-law drove 1000 miles to surprise me for my 50th birthday. You could have knocked me over with a feather. My wife sent me a text message that she had made lunch and come on down when I can break away from my work.
I finished up what I was doing and went down stairs… to find these kids (adults) sitting on my couch in the living room. WOW! What an awesome surprise.
Well, as you can probably guess from the title above, they were there to say much more than “Happy Birthday”. We are going to be grandparents in June! I was standing at the counter in the kitchen when the news came. I had to sit down. Shocked and elated all at the same time!
Every year I plan to plan for a better New Year. I plan to reflect on the year gone by and I intend on “intentionally” making the next much better.
Resolutions? Not so much. I have set them in the past and by January 7th they were a distant memory. I have always prided myself on being kind of a “shoot from the hip”, “type-a”, “git-r-done” kind of person and writing things down and going back to them were too confining for ME. READ MORE…
I was recently in Omaha, NE to attend a coaching class on Entrepreneurial Strengths. The Gallup organization has been collecting and studying data for the past six plus years and has determined that
the root to our (and any) economy is… jobs.
When a country, a state or a city has no jobs to offer, decline is eminent. The economic strength of any of the above will be determined by its ability to provide and sustain jobs. Ok, this may seem obvious. Stay with me. READ MORE…
Leadership… 14 Traits and 11 Principles…
This sums it up! Semper Fi!
14 Leadership Traits
11 Leadership Principles
- Be technically proficient
- Know yourself and seek self-improvement
- Know your Marines (team) and look out for their welfare
- Keep your Marines (team) informed
- Set the example
- Ensure the task is understood, supervised and accomplished
- Train your Marines (team) as a team
- Make sound and timely decisions
- Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates (team)
- Employ your unit (team) in accordance with its capabilities
- Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
I recently posted the question on my Facebook page; are you living your life by default or by design. I got some reactions that surprised me, and one person asked me what was the difference. Great question.
Here are the Webster definitions and a few synonyms for each word.
Default: a selection made usually automatically or without active consideration due to a lack of viable alternative.
I love John Maxwell’s Law of Solid Ground because it talks about what I believe is the foundation for any mutually beneficial relationship. That foundation is “TRUST”.
Trust must exist in any interaction between people. That interaction can be within your family, within your company or any other place where you
Leaders Add Value by Serving Others
While this law is irrefutable like the others, I believe that it is one of the most under utilized of John Maxwell’s 21 Laws. In this day and age servant leadership seems to be unknown or at least misunderstood.
This past week I checked something off of my bucket list! I shook hands with Roger Staubach.
This was cool but I got way more than I ever expected from this meeting!
I attended the Dallas Business Journal, entrepreneurs Connect event. Mr Staubach was