I Want You!

“Put aside the math and the logic of it, you gotta know you’re wanted too” Hunter Hayes I’m not afraid to admit it…I like country music. (Take a moment to judge me before you read on…) The song “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes resonates with many on a personal level but in reality, it can be applied to our… Read more »

The Fun-to-Misery Ratio

A member of my staff once said, “I work my eight hours so that I can go do what I really want to do.” I responded, “Really, I understand that we work eight-hours a day just to breakeven.” His response was memorable, “That is the most depressing thing I have ever heard.” Work-Life Balance What… Read more »

The DNA of Achievement

Technology is no longer a competitive differentiator, leadership is, entrepreneurial leadership to be precise. Given the continual impact that technology has on our lives and the promise of advancements that lay just over the horizon, this may appear a provocative statement. But at the end of the day, technology is still simply a tool and… Read more »


Cliff Conversations – a look at the At Will doctrine

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should! When my sister, Robin, was about five years old, she let my brother stick popcorn kernels up her nose.  When my mom asked Robin why she allowed this to happen, Robin said, “well, him wanted to.” Was this a touching display of sibling love? Not really…it was kinda… Read more »

Lies Hurt

“We owe honesty to everyone we meet.”                                             Joel Casto As I’m reflecting on the previous year and making plans for a fruitful new one, I find myself pondering the word honesty, and really thinking about what it means to be honest with someone. Truth I don’t think we hear it enough. Why is that? … Read more »

The Success Arc

Extended periods of unchallenged prosperity stunts the development of an individual’s leadership skills and their resilience. This stunted growth not only negatively impacts an individual’s long-term success, but the success of the organizations they serve. The best lessons often occur outside of the classroom, and my college experience was no exception. It was in the… Read more »


Leadership Competencies: September

I believe in Leadership Development and I have dedicated my career to learning about leadership and helping others become great leaders. I developed a leadership competency model many moons ago and have found and kept a library of competencies accordingly. In March 2018, I decided to start sharing my library online. The same narrative is… Read more »

Leadership Competencies: August

I believe in Leadership Development and I have dedicated my career to learning about leadership and helping others become great leaders. I developed a leadership competency model many moons ago and have found and kept a library of competencies accordingly. In March 2018, I decided to start sharing my library online. The same narrative is… Read more »

Leadership Competencies: July

I believe in Leadership Development and I have dedicated my career to learning about leadership and helping others become great leaders. I developed a leadership competency model many moons ago and have found and kept a library of competencies accordingly. In March 2018, I decided to start sharing my library online. The same narrative is… Read more »