The Magic of Being Honest

I recently asked someone for feedback and they gave me their honest opinion. I was lucky. Their honesty inspired my thinking and opened up my mind to new ideas so I could turn something good into something great. The magic was in the way they were honest. I like the transitive form of the […]

Celebrate What’s Working

As we celebrate the new year, we have a natural opportunity to assess where we’re at. I tend to focus on what’s not working and come up with multiple resolutions on what I want to ‘fix’ in the coming year. What if I took a different approach? Why not look at what IS working, what helps […]

Firefighting or Focus?

It’s difficult to build the future if, as a leader, you find yourself firefighting a good part of your day. Life is short and we only have so much time everyday. How do you get out of firefighting mode?

1. Have unending confidence in your team. If your team is coming to you to solve […]

Be More Rudolph!

It’s easy to come to a consensus when everyone is the same, thinks the same and acts the same. The question is…will that really move us forward in the larger scope of things and help solve the big issues? At times I am sure we think it does, because sometimes we just want to […]

The Illusion of Speed

The illusion of speed happens when we skip the things that keep us aligned. It’s at that point that everyone might be working as hard as they can, but you end up BOLDY GOING NOWHERE. It might be painful to backup and start at the things that you were first grounded in like your […]

The Opportunity to be Thankful!

I recently received the most heart warming thank you from a member of the UNF men’s tennis team, Norbert Nemcsek (who finished the season ranked No. 48 nationally with Jack Findel-Hawkins in doubles). Here are the 3 things that made his letter to me so great: Opportunity, experience and impact. 1. He started his […]