Don't Play the Blame Game

Successful leaders take accountability for their actions.  They don’t play the blame game.  But if you have lived and operated in corporate life at all, you know the blame game is alive and well in most organizations.  This starts from the top down.  As the leader of a great organization,Read More →

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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 →

What can you learn from a whitewater expedition?  Much, I say.  I was reminded of this as I was listening to the Joshua Gagnon podcast and the leadership team was recounting stories from a teambuilding canoe trip their church leaders had taken.  As I was listening to them talk, IRead More →

Motivational or Inspirational

Motivation and inspiration are both important, but they’re also very different. Motivation often feels like someone is pushing you. Inspirational leaders help you find more of the good inside you.  Motivational leaders encourage you to press ahead.  Inspirational leaders get you to see a higher purpose of moving ahead.  MotivationalRead 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 →