Change Trumps Mediocrity

Change Trumps Mediocrity

It seems impossible, but in 2007 Nokia owned 41% of the cellular market. Did you have one? A lot can change in ten years, but declines usually begin with a moment. Ever heard the saying, pride comes before a fall? 2007 was the year Apple released the iPhone. The story...
Does Leadership Really Matter?

Does Leadership Really Matter?

I wish I’d paid more attention in psychology classes in college. It seems like every day is an opportunity to use the principles and practices my professors were trying to teach me. One of the lessons that seemed to stick was the idea that our beliefs really do affect...
3 Reasons Leaders Fail to Grow

3 Reasons Leaders Fail to Grow

Growth for a leader is like oxygen for a deep-sea diver. Without it – you die. Ken Blanchard and I have been working on a book on this topic entitled, Great Leaders GROW. To most of you reading this, the idea of growth for a leader makes perfect sense. However, many...
No Shortcut to Wisdom

No Shortcut to Wisdom

We live in a world that loves speed – our computers, our microwaves, our cars, texting is quicker than a call and tweets are quicker than a text. We’re always looking for a faster way – and leaders are the worst offenders! In Great Leaders GROW, Ken Blanchard and I...
How Big is Your World?

How Big is Your World?

In Great Leaders GROW, Ken Blanchard and I outline four strategies to help leaders grow. The third of these is Open Your World. The metaphor I often use to explain why this is so important for leaders is that of an artist putting paint on a palette. You can only use...