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Make It Matter

“Predicting rain doesn’t count.  Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett One of the things you’re supposed to do as a leader is think about the future.  It’s why there are so many [...]

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Choose And Go

“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln When people think about leaders, one of the first things that most of them think about is decision [...]

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Who’s Really On Your Team?

“A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.” – John Wooden One of the things we say we value in our organizations is great team players.  We talk a lot about how much [...]

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Take The Wheel

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I can’t remember the last time I was in a meeting or having a conversation with leaders and [...]

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Act On Culture

“Take action.  Success is not guaranteed, but inaction will guarantee failure.” – Ken Poirot I’m fortunate enough in my career to spend a lot of time with people who lead successful [...]

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Don’t Just Talk About The Future

“Beginning in itself has no value.  It is an end which makes beginning meaningful – we must end what we began.” – Amit Kalantri The successful leaders I’ve been around all make an effort to stay [...]

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Don’t Just Wish

“There are two kinds of companies – those that change, and those that disappear.” – Anonymous Some of the most fascinating sentences you will ever hear begin with the words “I wish”.  [...]

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Impact

“I worry that our lives are like soap operas.  We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is still going on.” – Jane Wagner A few weeks ago [...]

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Believe and Act

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill We’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about characteristics [...]

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Culture Ambassador

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde Leaders are asked to do a lot of things.  Some of those things are tactical, some are more strategic, some are [...]