Servant Leadership, and Seizing Opportunities at Marion Military Institute

Today I had the honor of being the first speaker of the 2020-2021 academic year at the Marion Military Institute / Anthony J. Rane Center for Leadership. This program is part of the Commandant’s Series. This was the first time I’ve spoken in person to any group in several months. MMI has put together anContinue reading “Servant Leadership, and Seizing Opportunities at Marion Military Institute”

Four Walls and Zoom Calls – The Importance of Personal Connection in Tough Times

I have had some wonderful opportunities in the last several years. I’ve visited historical and archaeological sites, gardens, old city markets, and museums across the world. I’ve watched the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Look it up – It’s not what you think!). I’ve explored the haunts of C.S. Lewis in Oxford and climbed the SydneyContinue reading “Four Walls and Zoom Calls – The Importance of Personal Connection in Tough Times”

COVID Hair? Don’t Care! Adjusting Your Leadership Style.

COVID hasn’t been the only major life change for me in the last several months. In the midst of that, I also left my long corporate career and embarked on my new adventure of coaching, writing, consulting and semi-retirement. Both of those major transitions have caused me to re-evaluate lots of things, including my levelContinue reading “COVID Hair? Don’t Care! Adjusting Your Leadership Style.”

How Do Great Leaders Build Engaged, Effective Teams?

For all of you great leaders out there, I need your ideas with one simple question: How do great leaders build engaged, effective teams? You don’t need to write a lot. One sentence will do (but I’ll take more if you give it). Once I have a good list compiled, I’ll put together a PDFContinue reading “How Do Great Leaders Build Engaged, Effective Teams?”

Setting Clear Goals – The King and the Crooked Furrow

How can a servant leader help his or her team stay on a straight path in a world full of distractions, and unclear or moving targets? Davy Crockett, described in the 1955 Disney film as ‘The King of the Wild Frontier,” once told a story about a young boy plowing a field. The story wasContinue reading “Setting Clear Goals – The King and the Crooked Furrow”

Civility MUST NOT be a Priority!

Did I really just say that? Stick with me. You’d have to be almost entirely disconnected from modern society not to see that civil discourse is really suffering. I understand that incivility is nothing new. However, the multiple crises the world is experiencing, and the rapidity of the news cycle and social media, have drivenContinue reading “Civility MUST NOT be a Priority!”

What is “Unfazed Leadership?”

Merriam-Webster defines “Unfazed” as “Undaunted.” Which is further defined as: “…courageously resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : not discouraged” As a leader you build confident resilience in yourself and your team by remaining unfazed despite the difficulties and opposition you face. In Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” he tees up this ideaContinue reading “What is “Unfazed Leadership?””

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