On Leadership: The West Point Way

  Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline. ~ Jim Collins My favorite author on greatness is Jim Collins so I was thrilled to see an article in the latest Inc. regarding Mr. Collins' experience teaching at West Point as the Class … Continue reading On Leadership: The West Point Way

On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

Whatever you do, do with integrity.  Wherever you go, go as a leader.  Have the courage to lead.  Whenever you serve, serve with caring.  Whenever you dream, dream with your all.  And innovate, and never give up. ~ Curt Carlson I expected them to fail on some things; if they didn't fail, they weren't doing … Continue reading On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

On Leadership: Keep It Super Simple

  So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. ~ Peter Drucker Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ~ General Colin Powell I just finished the book The Ultimate Question 2.0: How … Continue reading On Leadership: Keep It Super Simple

On Leadership: The Courage To Stand for Principle

  Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but as the determination to live decently. A moral coward … Continue reading On Leadership: The Courage To Stand for Principle

On Career Development: It’s About Relationships

  If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. ~ Sophocles Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships.  It works best, however, when emphasizing the "give" part. ~ Bob Burg All lasting business is built on friendship. ~ Alfred A. Montapert Recently my children decided they … Continue reading On Career Development: It’s About Relationships