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To Be or To Do?

To Be or To Do?

January 8, 2018

“To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go?” (Col. John Boyd) John Boyd, considered by some to be “the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu,” would pose this […]

Respecting Others, Part 3: Information

Respecting Others, Part 3: Information

December 7, 2017

Welcome to our last post in our Respecting Others series, where we’re examining oft-overlooked ways of disrespecting those around us. In our first two posts we discussed stealing people’s time, and unleashing upon them our poorly prepared communication. In this post we’ll look at disrespect through withholding information. Now before we get started, let’s get […]

Respecting Others, Part 2: Communication

Respecting Others, Part 2: Communication

November 2, 2017

We’re always communicating. Our actions, body language, facial expressions, tone of voice, syntax, and yes, our words all communicate something to those with whom we interact. As we saw in our first post in this series, one of the most common ways we inadvertently disrespect others – disregard for their time – is based in actions […]

Respecting Others Part I: Time

Respecting Others Part I: Time

October 11, 2017

We all deserve respect. Sometimes giving it’s easy. And sometimes it takes a bit of self control. But, often it’s more complicated. You don’t have to be downright mean to disrespect others. Frequently we do it without even knowing. This is the first blog in a series of three, written to uncover often overlooked acts […]

You Don’t Want to Be the Best

You Don’t Want to Be the Best

September 7, 2017

I know that you say you want to be, but you don’t know what you’re saying. If you’re the best, well, then that’s all you have to look forward to. You can only hope to maintain your status. And if your focus is your status, you can’t really expect to grow because you’re always going […]

There’s No Time to Waste

There’s No Time to Waste

August 3, 2017

How many of you just can’t seem to get everything done? It’s not like you’re not doing anything. I mean, you’re doing lots. You’re running from place to place, expending tons of energy, and to the outsider, it looks like you’re getting loads done. But, what do you have to show for it? Well, besides […]

The Carrot or The Stick?

The Carrot or The Stick?

April 6, 2017

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Let that settle in. Vision is caught not taught. Unfortunately, many business leaders don’t get this. They’ve […]

You Don’t Have Time For Balance

You Don’t Have Time For Balance

February 10, 2017

You don’t have time for balance. That’s right. You heard me. All that stuff about how you gotta balance your work life and home life is garbage. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Of the two of you reading this, one of you is saying, “Yeah! That’s right, man. I’m never gonna get anywhere if […]

Apprentice to My Own Competition

Apprentice to My Own Competition

November 5, 2015

My day? Well it began at 4:30 AM, when I awoke with my host, indulged in an hour of reading and discussion, drove 30 minutes to the gym, worked out for an hour, showered, bumped into two celebrities on our way out, and walked two blocks to the CNN building, conveniently located at the corner […]