My Gritty Team

I have a gritty team and I am proud of it! Recently Forbes highlighted “grit” as a key factor in success. The article states that, “According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls – grit.” I think this is… Read more »

Our Forgotten Veterans

As I got going early in the morning on Memorial Day weekend, I took time to collect my thoughts on what this holiday means and stands for. I think of my father-in-law, who sacrificed time in his life away from his family, toured Vietnam twice, and witnessed the underbelly of a war I cannot even… Read more »

Excessive Baggage

“We cannot hold on to things and enter.”  Mark Nepo Baggage – it comes in many forms.  Regret Anger and Resentment Need for Perfection Lack of Forgiveness As a leader, I believe we need to set a good example for our staff, for our peers, or for our boss. Indeed, everyone is watching a leader… Read more »


Onboarding – Tips to Compliment Your Brand

It’s summertime and for many organizations, this means a slight increase in the workforce. I had the pleasure of running into a client this weekend and learned her business has grown about 15% this year and will probably increase by another 10-15% this month. After exchanging the basics about her business’ growth, the conversation turned to Onboarding. When… Read more »

Developing Courage

Courage It has been defined as strength in the face of pain, grief or fear. There is no doubt that great leaders are courageous leaders. They inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies for success. They take risks, they make decisions with the potential for revolutionary change, and they boldly stand up for what is right and just.… Read more »

But I deserve it! Six Ways to Prevent Entitlement in the Workplace

Entitlement – it rears its ugly head from time to time at work. The term “entitlement” refers to the belief that we deserve some particular reward or benefit. Not because we met or exceeded a goal, not because we have expended exceptional effort, but because we believe someone “owes” us something simply because we exist. I… Read more »


Purpose Driven Leadership

My mentor told me years ago that I could increase my value at work by having a strong focus on my purpose. This bit of advice resonated with me because my mother used to tell me that once I identified my purpose in life, I would be better able to eliminate items and issues that… Read more »