My alma mater TCU got crushed in the CFB National Championship game. It was disappointing to watch our team get dismantled by a very good Georgia team. Georgia would have won the Super Bowl that night! As much as I was proud of the team and our accomplishments, I was struck by what TCU Head […]Read More
As you move toward the end of the year, it is important for leaders to think back over the past year and reflect, assess yourself and your work. Take notes and then ask what adjustments you need to make in your life, in your business and as a leader during the new year. Share this […]Read More
A Most Beautiful Thing
This true story is one of hope. It is powerful and timely with the recent events occurring across this great country. The book and the documentary helped me to see a glimpse of what it is like to live and grow up in an environment of drugs, gangs, violence and poverty. It changed me and […]Read More A Most Beautiful Thing, Arshay Cooper, Hope, Perserverance, Self-Leadership
What is Essential? What is not? Do you know the difference?
I just finished Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism. It is a must read. I am blessed to work with exceptional leaders who are successful but struggle with doing too much; being all things to all people. They struggle to say no to requests in order to avoid conflict and not hurt other’s feelings. They feel they […]Read More Essentialism, Greg McKeown, Leadership, Priority Management
I often get asked by leaders I work with, “how do I scale the leadership capacity of my team?” My answer is simple. It starts by leading and scaling oneself. This means working on oneself and building your capacity to lead and show up intentionally. Looking in the mirror is not easy, but essential to […]Read More self-awareness, triggers
What is Your Story?
We all have one. When was the last time you shared your story with someone you trust? Like many of you it has been a very long time, or you never have done it. It is important to understand how our experiences, and our story shape who we are and how we think and behave. […]Read More ConsciousLeadership, Leadership
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
A very dear friend of mine (Jim) unexpectedly lost his 67-year-old brother (Mark) to heart failure a few weeks ago. I was fortunate to have known Mark and to have the pleasure of spending a week with him and others playing golf in Scotland last May. On the first day of the trip as we […]Read More Leadership
Shame: The hidden emotion
I am reading an excellent book called The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson. A friend recommended it to me as we were discussing how this strong emotion shows up in our daily lives. Over half of the executives I work with deal with shame. Shame activates a whole host of feelings that include embarrassment, […]Read More emotion, Leadership, shame
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 Culture, Leadership, self-awareness
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