The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

Where do we begin to get better as a leader? There are so many things we must do to lead effectively. But that’s part of what actually prevents us from getting better as leaders: There is so much to focus on. And focusing on too much = focusing on nothing. One of the...
It’s Only a Great Story If It’s Yours

It’s Only a Great Story If It’s Yours

I recently was searching for outside speakers for a training event at our company. After receiving some recommendations, I went looking at the presenters’ websites. One had a few videos, so I watched them to get a flavor of his style. One video began by...
Redeem the Day

Redeem the Day

A few weeks ago Cheryl and I were finishing up a bicycle ride. We were side-by-side at a light, waiting for the light to change. We were first in line with several cars behind us and a single car in the oncoming turn lane in front of us. The turn light went to green...
Leave it Better Than You Found It

Leave it Better Than You Found It

There’s something genuinely disappointing about being out in nature—on a beach, in the woods, above tree line on the way to the top of a mountain—and discovering someone had left behind a bottle, wrapper, container, cigarette butt or the like. You many not feel...

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