How To Safely Navigate A Critical Conversation

Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. Faced with having a conversation you’d rather not have; you’ll hear the clock ticking in the background and recognize the urgency of the moment. Still, a part of you wishes it would all just go away, that if a pair of red shoes worked for Dorothy, they might … Continue reading How To Safely Navigate A Critical Conversation

4 Ways Feedback Transforms Passion Into Performance

I have long approached leadership as an art form, a process of expression in which we allow something incredibly genuine to emerge from within, a truly intimate perspective shared with those looking to us for guidance. While people remain the passion behind the purpose, feedback transforms their potential into performance. Still, leaders can struggle with … Continue reading 4 Ways Feedback Transforms Passion Into Performance

5 Essential Skills That Improve Your Ability To Communicate

What does it mean to communicate? Let’s begin with a definition: Communication is a learned behavior, enhanced through training and experience, that is the foundation for all performance competencies, notably process improvement, whose model reflects a continuous cycle of information transmitted, received, analyzed, and returned to its origin, then repeated with increasing efficiency to attain … Continue reading 5 Essential Skills That Improve Your Ability To Communicate

Three Words Reveal An Undeniable Truth: Leadership Is Organic

Leadership is organic. It is a living, breathing, carbon-based complex process. Like all living things, true leadership possesses an incredible, inherent strength, in balance with a delicate, almost fragile sense of vulnerability.  Grassroots at its best, it must be nurtured to bear fruit. Leadership is also the innate ability to make others feel as you … Continue reading Three Words Reveal An Undeniable Truth: Leadership Is Organic

4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture

Lift off was scheduled for 5:49am, Eastern Standard Time. The forecasted weather conditions were ideal, so I knew this time it would be a “Go”. You would have thought I was the one being strapped into the capsule that morning, rising well before SpaceX’s Crew-2 launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Eastern Shore. … Continue reading 4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture

The Only Three Quotes You Need To Become A Better Leader and Coach

Quotes. It’s a crowded landscape these days. Once relegated to desktop calendars and inspirational posters tacked to the breakroom wall, quotes now pepper our every waking moment with reflective insight and omni-directional intent. People flock to social media like they’re running to the medicine cabinet, hoping for some intellectual, emotional, or spiritual stimulation to help … Continue reading The Only Three Quotes You Need To Become A Better Leader and Coach

How 3 Phases Chronicle A Journey Through Change

A personal triumph is how I summarized my performance as I drove along open fields of wildflowers across the Michigan expanse. There was an incredible sense of fulfillment following the session that day, having overcome anxious beginnings from a few months prior to master delivery of intensely strategic, technical content. Confidence in my ability to … Continue reading How 3 Phases Chronicle A Journey Through Change

Survey Says? Lead From Your Heart

I have never been a survey kind of guy. At least not when it comes to leadership. Surveys lead to data. Data leads to statistics. Statistics act like clutter, just something else you add to a mental closet already bestrewn with useless information, including words like “bestrewn”. Even though 14,000 people responded . . . … Continue reading Survey Says? Lead From Your Heart