Desperately Seeking Leadership

I had a great opportunity to teach a session on leadership to a group of students finishing up their MBA program at a major university last week. My presentation was titled “Leadership Matters – Lessons from the Front Line.” The feedback I received was positive but a bit surprising. The students said the presentation was... Continue Reading →

5 Ways Leadership can Transform a Conflicted Workplace

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~ African proverb If you’ve spent any time in the corporate world, you have dealt with office politics and departmental conflict. Over the past 20 years, I think I have seen every type of workplace culture, from teams that were aligned, externally-focused, and... Continue Reading →

Leadership means Running Towards the Fire

  Courage is Being Scared to Death, but Saddling Up Anyway ~John Wayne I’m a trained firefighter. Actually, I’m a U.S. Navy veteran who served on nuclear submarines which means I have been trained to fight fires. It’s probably no surprise that a fire on a submarine is one of the most dangerous things that... Continue Reading →

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