Watching Steve McQueen jump over a high wood fence on a motorcycle in the 1963 classic film The Great Escape is one of my favorite movie scenes. We all watch in […]
As an FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent, I spent twenty-four years investigating people. But the most important life I ever investigated was my own.
Leaders need to cultivate a positive attitude so they can maintain their resiliency. This will enable them to speedily recover from problems and maintain elasticity so they bend, stretch, and not break during challenging situations.
The Letter to the Ephesians in the New Testament is a brilliant summary of what it means to lead with a strong mind and soft heart. The writer tells us that we are most fully alive when we do good to others.
The first person we need to lead is ourselves. We do this by leading with personal strength rather than a plan. Powerful leaders are empowered from within.
Self-worth can be defined as understanding ourselves as “authentically strong.” We are talking about insight that gives us access to the real power that resides in each one of us—not something that is given to us by others.
Most of us are passive spectators in our life. We plan careers, retirement nest eggs, and vacations, but we do not plan our life. As a result, we don’t live our life on purpose.
If we want to create a great life, we must first create the greatness in ourselves. Greatness is usually coined in terms of success, but what if winning isn’t everything? What if simply making the effort to win is the path to greatness?
We are all searching for answers. The moment we stop that search, we cease to be the leader of our own life. No matter what we do for a living, […]
Remember the days when personal values were things we bragged about? We were proud to live by a set of standards—many of which were handed on by our grandparents. “The […]
Why do we fear the unknown? Success is achieved when we move into action, and often this requires us to move into the unknown. And yet, we all encounter those moments when moving forward seems scary and fills us with fear.
Successful leaders understand that the key to success is learning how to give if they hope to receive. The act of giving can be as small as a word of appreciation or a listening ear. It can also be something as large as concessions, gifts, or favors.
Perfectionists have a difficult time giving themselves permission to be wrong. They look around and see everything that isn’t done right—and they resent it.