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20 Apr, 2017

Leadership Thought #485 – The Rules Don’t Apply to Me Syndrome

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:21+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized, Your Actions, Your Leadership Role|0 Comments

I often observe many leaders who think they are the exception to the rule.  Maybe in some regards they are, but not across the board.  Moreover, not all exceptions are created equal or warrant consideration.  There are some obvious rules of personal and business behavior that we should all respect or at least take heed […]

20 Feb, 2017

Leadership Thought #301 – President’s Day Is A Special Day

By | 2017-05-13T00:36:44+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Uncategorized, Your Leadership Role|0 Comments

President’s Day is a very special day.  We take time to honor two great men and past presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.   A case could easily be made that without the influence and leadership of these two men our country wouldn’t exist […]

13 Jan, 2017

Leadership Thought #482 – We Need Move Towards Not Away From One Another

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:24+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Business, Uncategorized, Your Actions, Your Decisions, Your Leadership Role, Your Relationships|0 Comments

We need move towards not away from one another.  I worry that lately we are a culture that has embraced a “divide and conquer” mindset.  Instead of “win-win” we think “win-lose.”  Instead of choosing to co-exist with people who think differently from ourselves, we further and further isolate ourselves from others who could potentially expand […]

27 May, 2016

Reflecting On Memorial Day

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:31+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Miscellaneous, Personal, Uncategorized|1 Comment

It's very easy to forget the significance of something the further you are removed from its reality. It used to be that war touched the majority of Americans directly, but now many of us only feel the consequences indirectly. Our nation has been at war for more than 10 years now and our troops (and those of our allies) continue to risk their life on a daily basis. Thankfully, we seem to be scaling back the required sacrifice, but the loss of even one soldier is a tragedy let alone the 4,977 that have given their life in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. This is a heavy emotional burden that will be felt by families for generations. We also shouldn't also forget the life altering injuries that tens of thousand of our troops have suffered and the devastating psychological consequences of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

3 Mar, 2016

Leadership Thought #403 – What Makes A Great President

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:38+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Miscellaneous, Uncategorized, Your Actions, Your Leadership Role|2 Comments

In less than two months we will have a presidential election here in the United States. Billions of dollars have been spent trying to influence voters to lean one way or another. Interestingly enough a majority of people will simply vote their party line and put very little effort into understanding the position of the other candidate or their leadership abilities. As a result, a comparatively small number of swing voters in an equally small number of states will end up deterring the final outcome. As someone who certainly has a strong sense of party loyalty but has crossed party lines on many occasions this has always frustrated me. No one party has the market cornered on good ideas or is the sole wellspring of capable leaders - the history of our nation has proven this. I have spent considerable time studying leadership and observing leaders. I also enjoy reading about the presidency and the 43 occupants of the oval office. In my humble opinion, the most successful presidents have exhibited the following traits:

20 Nov, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:41+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Miscellaneous, Personal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I've always looked forward to Thanksgiving Day. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year. The combination of the food, the parade, football and most importantly family makes it a special day. It begins the countdown to Christmas and marks the start of celebrating the end of another year. I certainly have alot to be thankful for and feel blessed to be so fortunate.

30 Apr, 2015

Leadership Thought #474 – The Leadership Needed in Baltimore (And Elsewhere)

By | 2015-04-30T09:29:36+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized, Your Actions, Your Leadership Role|0 Comments

Leadership is an interesting topic. We all seem to think we know what it is and can identify when it’s lacking, but often have different definitions of what it means. It gets even more challenging when you have different sides with competing agendas/world views clashing with one another. Recent events in Baltimore have put a […]

24 Mar, 2015

Leadership Thought #472 – To Those Who Expect Much, Much Effort Is Required

By | 2017-05-08T17:15:50+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Personal, Uncategorized, Your Actions, Your Decisions, Your Leadership Role, Your Life|1 Comment

Recently I have been having a lot of conversations with my clients about work-life balance and the need for boundaries. I am always sympathetic to their need to live a more full life. I also try to remind them that they chose the path of a business entrepreneur and/or CEO.  By its nature this role […]