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It’s human nature to want to trust people.  And while some have more issues with trust than others, most of us would agree that being “trustworthy” is a highly desired attribute.  But what we don’t talk about very much is how to build trust.  We assume we have it orRead More →

Early in my career, I thought that the smartest, brightest people were always in charge.  I was fortunate to work for some real solid leaders who “knew their stuff”.  And in that era, in the Information Services industry (as it was called then), technical know-how was of paramount importance.  ButRead More →

Servant Leader

According to the Servant Leader Institute (https://www.servantleadershipinstitute.com), there are nine behaviors of servant leaders.  Are you putting them to work in your leadership role?  I recently was exposed to this list and thought it was rather thorough.  It’s different from the ten characteristics put out by Robert Greenleaf, the founderRead More →

As a leader, we need to embrace change.  Change is inevitable. It is the one constant in life. But how we plan for, execute and manage change is not.  Changes can be well thought out and executed.  But sadly, so many times, change is executed very poorly. One of theRead More →

The Scout Law A Scout Is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent Several years ago I asked my scouts which one of these words is most important.  Hands flew up, “Reverent!” several shouted.  I told them no.  Then one-by-one they guessed at each ofRead More →

Recently I was invited to provide the benedeiction at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for a young man I’ve known a very long time. I was honored to do so. I love the tradition of the benediction, a blessing given to those in attendance, and in the case ofRead More →