Thoughts on Life & Leadership

A Junto Strategy Project

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

Skiing & Leadership Development

One of the things that I am noticing as I continue hip deep in my leadership development research and client work is that I find leadership lessons all around and … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s a Michigan Man?

As I’ve noted before, I am a sports radio junkie and one of my favorite radio hosts is Jim Rome. Yesterday I was listening to him interview Michigan basketball head … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rachel Canning & Lessons in Forgiveness

The story of 18-year old, Rachel Canning, has been all over the news. For those who were not keeping score, Rachel sued her parents for her tuition and for a … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

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