What Makes a Gr8 Leader?

Today’s guest blogger is Karl Nichols. Join us on this journey every week as guest bloggers share their thoughts on what they believe makes a Gr8 leader.  Karl Nichols has over 20 years of experience as a management professional with a proven record of leadership in the non-profit sector in the areas of educational and healthcare program Read More …

X-Men: Are Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr First Class Leaders?

Today’s post was written by Chris Mann, a new member of the SOS Leadership team. Leadership is like air.  You may not see it or think about it, but it’s everywhere.  And sometimes, you find it the places you least expect. I encountered leadership in an unexpected place on Father’s Day.  I was winding down 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 …

Opportunities and Traits

During our lives, we are shown people throughout history that we categorize as leaders. From politicians to activists to sports figures, these people all have particular traits that helped them become leaders. Not only do certain traits make a difference, but so does opportunity. We all have traits that can make us effective leaders, but 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 …

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 …

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 …

Lead a Gr8 Life

Ernestine Lammers has always been a fun-loving admirer of all things beautiful. After years of teaching and watching her children grow up to travel the world, she decided to go explore a little herself. By asking around, she started collecting ideas and curiosities from a number of helpful people located in not-so-local places. Together, they Read More …

Lead a Gr8 Life

Christie Montoya is a General Manager and Retail Market Trainer for Ulta Beauty and has 8 years of retail management experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from St. Edward’s University.  She currently resides in Austin, TX with her husband, Shane, and four year old son, Ryan. I grew up, graduated Read More …

Leaders Multiply not Add

One of the biggest frustrations in our business is when leaders in organizations don’t understand the value of investing in their people. Most leaders want to grow their business, but they do not believe investing in training and development will help or they lack belief in their people. Those two beliefs (or lack of beliefs) Read More …