I just returned from a two-week holiday in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was an amazing, thrilling and reflective time for me. I purposefully unplugged from my iPhone and iPad. This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time. I wanted to ensure that I was present so that I could immerse […]Read More
Lens on Leadership Blog | Executive Leadership Performance
When was the last time you gave yourself a break from the day to day activities that consume you at work? I work with a lot of busy executives and many of them find it difficult to stop, pause and take a break from the action. One of the reasons it is so difficult is […]Read More Leadership, self-awareness
Commitments! What are You Committed to?
I am privileged to know a remarkable young man, Roger Stewart-Frederick. Roger is a personal trainer at my health club. He is also the wrestling coach at a prestigious high school in the D.C. area, an accomplished Roman Greco and freestyle wrestler who competed on the world stage. Roger has succeeded in life despite being […]Read More commitment, Roger Stewart-Frederick, wrestling
FEAR – What weighs you down?
I have been back for two weeks from the conference. It was thought provoking and stimulating. At the conference there was a display that allowed conference attendees to express their biggest fear on a rock and carry it around for a day to feel its weight. The next day as conference attendees placed their rocks […]Read More
Do you play the victim or hero in the way you lead your life. An inspiring story!
Do you play the victim or the hero in the way you lead your life? Are you just surviving or are you thriving as a leader? Does fear grip you from doing what you want to do? Do you take responsibility for your actions or do you blame others for your circumstances? Answers to […]Read More Amanda Lindhout
The Leadership Zen of Joe Maddon – Part 4
Joe Maddon, the manager of the Chicago Cubs, has 13 principles he uses to manage and lead himself and his team. Maddon’s first three principles build on each other. Without personal relationships, you cannot have trust. If trust does not exist, it is hard to respect others. Without trust and respect it is impossible to […]Read More Chicago Cubs, Leadership, Maddon
The Leadership Zen of Joe Maddon – Part 3
My last post talked about Maddon’s 13 principles he uses to manage and lead his life and his team. The foundational tenant for Maddon is: Make A Personal Connection First: Everything Else Follows. Read it here. His second principle is simple. There is Only One Rule The one team rule is “Respect 90”. It […]Read More
The Leadership Zen of Joe Maddon – Part 2
Reading Tom Verducci’s book, The Cubs Way, has been a delight as a Cubs fan and as a leader who coaches executives to be their best. The book has many principles that you can apply to how you lead. Maddon has 13 principles he uses to manage and lead his life and his team. His […]Read More
The Leadership Zen of Joe Maddon
Many of you know I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. I wept with glee in early November when the Cubs won the World Series. I have written about how the organization’s leaders have transformed the club into a consistent winner by focusing on a winning vision and building a culture of character and excellence […]Read More
Fail to the Redskins!
“Hail to the Redskins” is the football team’s fight song. The Redskins are a proud NFL franchise and have a wonderful history of success. However, since Daniel Snyder took over as owner of the organization it has been a joke around the league. I don’t say Hail to the Redskins, I say Fail to the […]Read More