Stubborn, Apathetic, and Lazy: My Superpowers

As I was preparing for an interview a few weeks back I was running myself through some of the typical interview questions to prepare. When I was thinking of qualities that set me apart and that are strengths, I came up with three that I think really make me a great candidate. I am stubborn, Read More …

Making a Leader (Part 3)

We have examined the first two components that make a leader, humility and a leadership development plan. Humility opens a person up to the possibility of growth, and a plan provides tangible direction and an assurance of results. However, how many times have we planned to do something and it just never got done? That Read More …

A Little Bit Of Sway

Think of the tallest building you know of. Pretty impressive isn’t it? From the ground these buildings tower over us, a testament to human creativity, industry, and the conquest of gravity. Humanity has overcome the forces of nature. Mostly. In order for those buildings to be safe, they actually sway in the wind. Some just Read More …

A Vision That Compels

Virtually every company has a vision statement. Unfortunately, most of them are just fluff. Nobody in the company knows it, and they certainly can’t see how it relates to what they do every day. The irony is that somebody probably spent a lot of time and money on crafting that vision statement, and most don’t Read More …

When Life Throws You A….Softball

I was revisiting some fun baseball shenanigans this morning and realized just how important it is to keep learning. Albert Pujols, one of baseball’s best hitters, was struck out by a softball pitcher, Jennie Finch, in a challenge a number of years ago: Is Albert Pujols good at baseball? Yes Is he a good batter? Yes So Read More …