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Leadership Essentials

Good Thursday morning! Summer is here! It’s a warm, humid morning in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s even warmer and more humid in Fort Benning, Georgia, 90…

Selfish Leaders

I’m recovering from a recent case of overdrive. For most of last year, I was pushing myself through a perfect storm of demands: leading a…

Leading Next

Automobiles. Apartments. Laundromats. What do these “traditional” industries have in common? All three represent companies under leaders I know who are taking disruptive technologies seriously.…

Creativity vs. Reactivity Take Two

One leader responded to my last post on Creative vs Reactive  by telling me his own story of reacting in a way he wishes he…

Creativity vs. Reactivity

Last month, I had a surprising realization that reminded me there is still so much I don’t know that I don’t know. While on vacation…

The Discipline of Creativity

Ten years ago, when I first started writing regularly – for my book and my blog – I had to overcome a fear that I…

It’s Beach Body Time!

A few weeks ago, I stepped on the scale: 209 pounds. Whoa! Not good! I had not clocked in at that weight for several years.…

When Meetings Waste Your Time

Last week, I sat in on an executive team meeting. I was so bored! Interestingly, I was the only person in the room for whom…

Stop & Go

Over the last eight months, I’ve been writing periodically about character and leadership. Why is character so important in leaders? Because character is what leads…