Find the Bright Spots

Find the Bright Spots

My son Marc was expelled from school a number of years ago because of a senior prank that went way too far. He and his friends got up in the middle of the night, broke into their school, and vandalized it. They stole the keys to school vehicles and drove them. You...
I’m Listening

I’m Listening

Dr. Frasier Crane was the main character on the show Frasier. He played a psychiatrist who had his own radio show in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Washington. His radio show had a call-in format. People called in with their problems, and he dispensed advice. The...
The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

Happy Thanksgiving fellow leaders! This week’s post is going to take a new angle on the sweet-spot exercise. During our year of LEAD, we looked at the diagram below several times asking the same extremely important question: How close are you right now to being in...
Personal Balcony Time

Personal Balcony Time

(This post was first published here on March 20, 2017.) Great leaders make sure that they schedule what we call “balcony time.” So many things call for our attention at work every day that we can get completely caught up in the day-to-day business of...
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

I’m not sure if you know this, but next to Christmas, Halloween is the most expensive holiday in the calendar year. The average American spends more on Halloween than on any other holiday, save Christmas. This is my Halloween blog. You are traveling through another...