Do You Have the Courage to be a Leader Worth Following?

Do you have the courage to do things right? Do you have the courage to do the right thing? Read those two questions again, because swapping those two little words makes  a huge difference. And recognizing the difference may be what differentiates leaders from leaders worth following. Let’s start by clarifying the definition of the word courage. What courage means…

Real Leaders Use the L Word

What is your big organizational initiative right now? Perhaps, you’re focused on increasing sales, decreasing production costs or streamlining internal processes. Maybe you’re in the strategic planning process or in budget hell. Successful organizations have processes in place to continuously monitor the performance of every function of the business. Resources are allocated to examine the…

My Boss Was Killing Me… Literally!

It’s not a “ripped from the headlines” story, but I’m not exaggerating. My boss was literally killing me. It was years ago, and the fact that I’m writing this now indicates that I survived. However, it’s a story worth telling because it’s more common than you might think. I wasn’t always caught in the homicidal crosshairs. For almost 10…

Happiness: The Secret to Success (Part 3)

It’s generally accepted that happy people are more optimistic… or are optimistic people happier?  Either way, we all know people who see the world as their oyster, the glass is half full, life is good.  And then there are the “Eyesores” of the world.  Their world is gloomy and gray, and they just can’t seem to see the…