My blog is all about real, honest conversations on leadership.

It’s a place for me to share some of my own experiences, lessons, and takeaways—and hopefully, learn from readers, too. I welcome emails, comments, and dialogue about authentic leadership and what that means to you.

Try A Little Kindness

March 29th, 2021

From time to time, I have found myself to be the recipient of random acts of kindness. Sometimes given by strangers, sometimes by a friend o...

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Work/Life Balance Post Pandemic

February 23rd, 2021

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to go on yet another walk (a great pandemic activity) with a good friend of mine who has been workin...

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The Power of a Positive Outlook

December 7th, 2020

Recently, I had a discussion with a friend who had injured his back. He shared with me that this had taken a toll on him both physically and...

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A Practical Approach to Purpose

November 5th, 2020

What drives you to work hard in your current job? Is it the people you work with? Is it the paycheck? Or is it a passion for what you do and...

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Leadership Lies

August 24th, 2020

In the past 25 years, few works of literature have achieved the same level of popularity as the Harry Potter series. Over the stretch of sev...

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How to Defend a Higher Price

July 23rd, 2020

My friend Brian is a young salesperson who has experienced much success in the five years since he joined the professional workforce. He is ...

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The New Future

May 12th, 2020

Over the past few weeks, along with the rest of the world, I have been dealing with a new reality. It’s a reality with a lot less interactio...

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Who Are You in a Time of Crisis?

April 8th, 2020

The phrase “Desperate times calls for desperate measures,” is so common in the English vernacular that we can’t quite attribute it to one pe...

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The Dangers of Business Growth

February 28th, 2020

Recently, I was having a discussion with a business leader, getting insights about trends in his business. Let’s call him Bob. I congratulat...

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My Classic Story of Change

October 14th, 2019

As our personal relationships change, how do we come through those changes without harming the relationship? This is a question I’ve been co...

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Do you get you?

April 2nd, 2019

“I have no idea how I really feel.” “I don’t care about how I come across, I just need to get the job done.” “Ok, so maybe I don’t fo...

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New Year, New You?

February 14th, 2019

Bob stared in the mirror, looking into his own eyes, as if he were preparing to say with confidence, “Absolutely.” It’s now the be...

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Bless Bob’s Heart

September 11th, 2018

He who dares not to offend can’t be honest. — Thomas Paine Truth without love is too hard. Love without truth is too soft. – Joh...

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Can I Give You Some Feedback?

July 15th, 2018

Have you ever been part of a 360 degree review process? The idea behind these programs is to give an individual a truly holistic view of the...

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May 17th, 2018

My friend Jim recently returned from a great Caribbean vacation, enjoying the sun, the beach and a few fruity drinks. On his first day back ...

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March 30th, 2018

The New Narrative Leader Over the last few months, I’ve considered personal and work narratives and have begun to evaluate my need to chang...

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