Get Up & Get Going!

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” Aristotle As I wrote about in The Secrets of Morning People Revealed, mornings are uniquely important in five distinct ways: Your willpower is at its highest Your mind is less scattered You’re less likely to be interrupted You increase the... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Why the Struggle is More Important than the Goal

I’m not a runner, but I ran six half-marathons once. Growing up in New England, it was always a dream to one day run the Boston Marathon but training for and running six half-marathons was all I needed to realize how difficult that would be. I learned that running is hard and running long distances... Continue Reading →

Everyone Can Help Give Veterans a Fighting Chance

I remember the feeling I had stepping off the USS Tennessee for the last time. It was 1994, I was 26 years old, and I had no idea what I was going to do next. For the five years I served on active duty, the Navy pretty much told me what to do. They also... Continue Reading →

Patton on Micromanagement

"Keep on advancing… whether we go over, under, or through the enemy," General Patton told his troops, and they did. Under his leadership, the 3rd Army swept across France, crossed the Rhine and charged straight into the heart of Germany.  In 1945, his troops captured more than 10,000 square miles of enemy territory in one 10-day... Continue Reading →

Belichick on Bringing your Team Back to Earth

Celebrating success and honoring achievement is an important aspect of leadership but, if you want to be successful over the long run, you can't spend too much time resting on your laurels. Bill Belichick, arguably the best football coach in NFL history, knows this first hand. The day after his team celebrated their latest Super... Continue Reading →

The Bleeding Edge: When Innovation Fails

In 2002, in the early days of Bluetooth, I toured the Bosch white goods factory in Germany. They presented to us their concept of the washing machine of the future which had Bluetooth connectivity. The idea was that your washing machine could communicate with your cell phone and you could control its activities. I remember... Continue Reading →

The Discipline of Getting Things Done

I love being an entrepreneur. I love being my own boss. The freedom to operate my business the way I want to is everything I hoped it would be. The downside is, I had no idea how much work it would be. With only a small team, the quantity of work to be done by... Continue Reading →

None of the Above

Fair warning, this is not my typical article. It’s not about leadership, business, careers, culture, entrepreneurship, or the military. But it’s related. This post is about the importance of finding common ground and learning how to work with people you disagree with. In the vitriolic, bitter, hateful and often venomous climate that seems to exist... Continue Reading →

The Four C’s of Leadership

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur, arguably one... Continue Reading →

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