The Declination of Independence

Reflecting on July 4th: Are we declining our independence? Being independent can be defined as not being influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion or conduct. Stated another way, being independent is thinking or acting for oneself. But if thinking for oneself is the acid test of independence, it is fair to ask:… Read more »

Leadership Competencies: June

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 »


Fix It While It isn’t Broken

How many times have you heard the phrase, ‘don’t fix it when it isn’t broken’? In other words, maintain the status quo until change is the only option. However, drawing upon my life experiences, I am making a case for the opposite – fix it while it isn’t broken. As we grow through life experiences,… Read more »

The Art of Asking

Many of us are uncomfortable asking for what we want. We either fear rejection or want to avoid being viewed as incapable of doing something by ourselves. But I believe that “making an ask” is a powerful way for us to connect with people. The connection we create makes room for a cycle of giving… 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 »