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...
Trust and Verify

Trust and Verify

Many of us were introduced to the five fingers (or five elements) of trust on the LEAD 24/7 retreat. We talked a lot about trust during that time together. What we discovered is that trust encompasses many critical pieces. I can trust (or not trust) your talent, your...
Making Decisions at the Wrong Time

Making Decisions at the Wrong Time

Fellow Leaders, I’ve always loved the original version of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. For 53 years the Grinch had put up with packages, boxes, bows, trees, singing, jing-tinglers, and roast beast from all those happy Whos down in Whoville. After...