Thoughts on Life & Leadership

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Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Ethics, Legitimacy & the NFL

To say that the past few weeks have been bad for the NFL is an understatement. From horrible images of domestic violence against women and children to organizations flip-flopping on … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leadership Arm-Chair Quarterbacking

This post is in honor of football season coming into full swing. As a major football fan, I am so happy that fall has arrived. But onto more “serious” matters. … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

What success really looks like.

I came across this drawing on LinkedIn the other day. To me, this graphic really hits the nail on the head when it comes to showing how success is achieved. So often … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Have you been amazed today?

Right now, I am sitting in my hotel room trying to get some work done and am looking out the room window which overlooks LAX airport. Instead of being annoyed … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Danger of “Expert” Half-Truth Wisdom

Recently I came across an article with an attention-grabbing title: “‘Do What You Love’ is Horrible Advice.” Of course I had to click on the article and see what was … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hearing What Is Not Said

One of the traits of a great leader is the ability to see the layers of a situation. This is not an easy trait and tendency to develop. We are … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Give the gift of Struggle

One of the most damaging behaviors a leader can demonstrate is to provide solutions too quickly. Some times this looks like a manager trying to “save” an employee that is struggling … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Power of a Well-Timed Question

As I noted in my previous blog post, I was in Washington DC on a policy trip with my Pepperdine colleagues (Go Waves!), and we were privileged to spend some time … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

It Couldn’t Be Done & Dr. Barry Black

Last week, I enjoyed a fantastic three-day session with my Pepperdine organizational leadership colleagues in DC. One of the highlights of that trip was a session with Reverend Barry Black, … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life’s Cow Paths

Last week my wife and I had the chance to do a business trip back in Cincinnati. We lived in Cincinnati from a couple of years when I was working … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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