Pragmatism is great, but it has its place and limitations. Unlike some of your peers, stories of the past don’t enthrall you or even add that much value. You even […]
Brandon was a sophomore, and as always, arrived in the gym for varsity basketball tryouts wearing a terrific smile. He made good grades, worked hard, was always dependable, and got along […]
Does this describe you: You are inherently goal seeking. Everything you do has purpose because purposeful action is efficient. Each step you take has been filtered and evaluated; you’ve determined […]
Does this describe your leadership? Inherently, you’re always able to tell how others are feeling on any given day. You don’t need to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” […]
Imagine this: You have great ideas, a lot of self-motivation, and you are ready to get started! Well, almost… Details are not your forte. Not only that, you have no […]
We all know someone who seems to make the same mistake over and over again. They epitomize the metaphor of a “broken record” by playing the same tune all the […]
Let’s venture into a world where plans constantly change. In this place, nothing goes the way it should. Every potential obstacle becomes a reality, and almost every decision must be […]
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.
As a leader today, it is more important than ever to build, manage, and maintain your “personal brand.” With online social media tools with worldwide exposure available 24/7, it is now a […]
We admire people with inner strength—we make them our heroes and call them by names like John Wayne. Heroes don’t focus on their weaknesses—instead, they develop their strengths so they can respond to unexpected challenges with confidence.
I recently took part in a mock interview process with some high school seniors. One of the questions I asked was, “Can you tell me about your strengths?” Every single […]
I have a few friends that are all facing challenges today. Although the challenges are quite different, they all seem to share the same big, ugly obstacle….FEAR! Yes, it’s yet […]