4 Simple Ways to Celebrate with Your Team

Affordable Ideas for Stewarding Your Greatest Resource Celebrating with your team is one of the best ways to show your appreciation for their effort and achievement, but that takes intentionality. With a bit of...

What Martin Luther King Jr. Teaches Leaders Today

5 Transformative Principles for Change Seeking a working definition of leadership is one thing, but seeking examples of defining leaders can be more valuable. We embrace the familiar adage, “more is caught than taught,”...

How to Create Space to Think

A lot of thinking is really just reacting. On any given day, there’s so much coming at us that we just react or reflexively respond to the input. That’s not all bad. A lot...

Guy Walks into a Board Room

How Leaders Can Stand Up and Cast a Compelling Vision Comedians refer to an audience that hasn’t heard any jokes yet as a “cold room.” It is thus the job of the comics who...

5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of every January. It’s a chance to reflect on what he...

3 of History’s Great Power Couples

How Marriage Supports a Leader’s Long-Term Success History affords countless examples of great leaders made greater by the inspiration of a spouse. Of course, there are also plenty of seemingly successful leaders in the...

How to Diversify Your Happiness

If you’ve spent any time thinking about your retirement account or other investments you may have, you’re probably familiar with the concept of asset diversification. The idea is to not over-invest in one particular...

10 Rules to Read More Books This Year

How to Make Reading Central to Your Personal Growth in the Coming Year One New Year’s resolution I frequently hear from people is that they want to read more books. Makes sense if you...

Do You “Have To” or Do You “Get To”?

What do you notice about your thought process when you’re about to start something that’s difficult or intimidating? Is your inner monologue helpful or hurtful? Here’s a hint – your self-talk is highly predictive...

Finding Your Extraordinary Story

It’s been written that, “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” If that’s the case, then we need to do all we can as leaders and people to make sure those stories are positive,...