Meetings Reveal Culture

On Time – Fully Prepared – Fully Engaged. This simple mantra communicated what was expected of every member of the publicly-traded Firm I served in for nearly...

How Not to Lead

It’s good to be known as a leader who leads by example and demands excellence from his team. It’s not good to be known as a leader who simply cannot be pleased....

A Leadership Map for the Future

Predictions for the future can be stimulating and challenging, especially when attempting to make strategic planning decisions. Our rapidly changing global environment...

Do You Know Today Who Will Lead Your Company Tomorrow?

In my role as an executive leadership coach, I routinely speak with senior leaders from a variety of industries. These men and women are often among the brightest and most...

The Marine Corps Trusted Me

This picture was taken in 1977 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. I was 20 years old and the youngest drill instructor in the Marine Corps at that...

4 Questions the Best Generals (and Executives) Ask Themselves!

Note: This article is based on a chapter in an upcoming book that will describe how I effectively utilized Marine Corps leadership concepts and techniques while...

America Needs Leaders: Will You Be Ready?

American executives and other senior leaders are retiring en masse, creating unprecedented promotion opportunities over the next decade. Competition for thousands of...

A Leader’s Highest Responsibility!

One measure of an executive’s effectiveness is his or her ability to attract and hire talented and highly-capable people. Equally important is their ability to retain...
 

Is Common Sense Common in Your Company?

After a career in the Marine Corps that spanned more than two decades, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as a C-level executive in a publicly traded company for...

Does Your Team Make Their Beds?

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven, a Navy SEAL officer and the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony at...

America’s Leadership Shortage = Your Opportunity!

Senior leaders are retiring at a rate that has made it impossible for companies across all industries to replace them with seasoned, trained and fully capable leaders. The...
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