SOS Leadership inducted to AYC FAVE Hall of Fame

This year SOS Leadership was inducted into the Austin Young Chamber (AYC) FAVE Hall of Fame. AYC was created in July of 2009 and their mission is to develop and connect young professionals in Austin to create business, community and individual success. This includes fostering professional growth and skill development through exposure to community and business leaders, while Read More …

Is Your Culture Toxic?

I always try to focus on the positives so in a lot of my posts I talk about the importance of creating a Development Culture within an organization. This always leads to questions about other types of culture, and often about what a Toxic Culture looks like. So today I will focus on that question, Read More …

Attitude is a Choice. Attitude is Everything.

A positive attitude is one of the most important characteristics a leader can have because of how contagious it can be. The late Paul J. Meyer, the founder of the personal development industry used to say that “Attitude is Everything.” It really is everything when looking at an organizations culture. Attitude is one thing we Read More …

Values, Inc. – A Must Read for all Leaders

Some organizations just flat out get it right when it comes to doing business the right way. The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas is one of them. They understand that people are their most valuable resource and they live by a unique code of values. I recently had the pleasure of reading Values, Inc. written by Dina Read More …

Your Culture is Under Construction

Living in downtown Austin, I know a little something about construction projects. The other day I counted nine cranes in the Austin skyline due to all of the many construction projects in progress. Seeing all of these construction projects going on got me thinking again about one of our favorite subjects at SOS Leadership, Culture. The Read More …

How have your priorities changed?

I realized recently that my priorities have changed quite a bit. How I spend my time has changed as I have gotten older. The things I care about have changed over the past year, four years (since I got married), seven years (since I started SOS Leadership), and so on. Here are some examples of Read More …

Q2 is Here

The calendar has officially moved into April. Isn’t it hard to believe? Wasn’t it just the first day, week, and month of the “new” year? This year started off great didn’t it? You wrote down goals for the year and you immediately started taking action on those goals. It was going to be your best year Read More …

What is your Passion?

Last week, SOS Leadership sponsored a great event for women in Austin at Concordia University Texas. More than 200 women came to hear from four great speakers. Although the event was for women, I attended to represent SOS Leadership. It is impossible to go to something like that and not take something positive away. After Read More …

Who Let You Down?

It takes a lot of courage to be a leader. To step up and step out in front of the crowd and take whatever comes at you for the purpose of building up others. Leadership really is an awesome responsibility. But what happens when, as a leader, your people (followers) let you down? We all Read More …

Failure to Act

This is the Sixth post in our blog series about lessons learned from failures. Please come back every Friday and follow the series. This weeks post comes to us from SOS Co-founder, Billy Moyer. Failure is an interesting issue to write about and for some it is almost impossible. In sports sometimes you hear the Read More …