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Category Archives: Leadership

Trust the exposure

People hate to be exposed. But when you are exposed, when you open up and become vulnerable, that builds trust. It’s scary. Sometimes you get hurt. But the magic only … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leadership myth

Leadership myth, you can control people. You can influence them, but control nope. People ultimately make the choice about what they will do. And with making the choice people accept … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hammers smash innovation

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat everything like it is a nail.   In the military we have an overabundance of hammers in our leadership toolbox … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is the military losing their talent?

As I sat in the required transition training to leave the military, I was amazed at the level of talent the young men and women in the room possessed. I’m … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

What leadership books are missing.

A Google search of the word leadership will yield thousands of results. People have been studying the idea of leadership for hundreds of years; Homer, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Simon Sinek, … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Irrelevant, Old Fogies of Doom

At work most of the people I am surrounded by are near the tail end of their military career. Many of them share frustrations about how the kids that are … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pitch Power

The movie industry has a number of movies that show people leading a group through a perilous situation. Inspiring each member of the team to do more than they thought … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment