Thoughts on Life & Leadership

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Wells Fargo, Margaret Thatcher, & Being a Lady

Margaret Thatcher was known for pithy quotes and perhaps one of best examples of her pithiness is the quote stating, “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

More Was Returned Than Just A Cell Phone

There’s a classic scene from the movie Tommy Boy where the main character  Tommy Callahan, who is played by Chris Farley, sits down on a bench after having his “final” … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Academic Probation to Doctorate: The Unlikely Story

A 1.94. That was my GPA my first semester at Brigham Young University. That GPA enabled me to make it on a much more auspicious list than the dean’s list; … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Risky Business

Last week, I had the chance to speak to a group about innovation. One of the things I like to do during speaking engagements is turn the tables a bit … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Same Actions; Same Results

Yesterday, I walked away from a client sales discussion where the decision was not to proceed. It was the right decision, but the whole process with this prospective client bothered … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The end of meaningful debate.

I was recently helping a Pepperdine colleague of mine with the data analysis portion of his dissertation. He has been tackling an interesting problem that he noticed was a major issue in his specific … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Your Golf Game Says About You

Maybe it’s because I just spend a week in Palm Springs, but I’ve got a little golf on the brain as Spring gets into full swing. A couple of years … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Quiet Please – The Power of Silence

Maybe I’m just getting old, but just maybe with age has come a bit more perspective on a powerful principle of a good life and great leadership – the principle … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Symbols vs. Words — Symbols Win Every Time

Do your organizational symbols speak much louder than your leaders’ words? Let me illustrate what I am trying to get at with this question. The other day I was driving … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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