Just Say the Word

Just Say the Word

In July of 2013 I learned that the organization I worked for was restructuring and that my position was one of several that would be eliminated at the end of the year. I was blindsided by this and completely devastated. I loved my work and believed I’d been doing it...
Vision Accomplished

Vision Accomplished

Many of you know that over five years ago a vision was established. My daughter Morgan and I committed ourselves to summiting the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. On July 26, 2013, we summited the first of those high peaks: Cascade Mountain. We...
Vision Worth Fighting For

Vision Worth Fighting For

Fellow leaders, My guess is that most of us have not heard of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery. I want to introduce you to him today even though he died back in 1976.  Bernard Montgomery led and fought in World War I and World War II. In fact, he fought in about ten...
Putting It Out There

Putting It Out There

My fellow leaders, I’ve put it out there and I can’t take it back. Too many people know. Too many have heard. I’ve talked about it too many times. There is no turning back. And I do have some fears. What if we don’t make it? What if the current favorable conditions...
Update on Leading by DESIGN and LEAD 365

Update on Leading by DESIGN and LEAD 365

We’ve had an exciting year, and this seems like a good time to update all of you LEAD 365 alumni on how our purpose and vision is progressing. I’m guessing that most of you remember our purpose/mission (the reason Leading by DESIGN exists), which is to make West...
Big Engine, Big Transmission

Big Engine, Big Transmission

Today’s post was originally published here on March 7, 2016.  Last week I shared with you how the Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule, has influenced my life. I promised that in this week’s posting I would share how the 80/20 rule has impacted our design and delivery...