Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Fall is my favorite time of year! It’s actually the only season of the year that I wish would last longer! I think it may be the crispness that is in the air that rejuvenates, and the abundance of fresh vegetables, and apples available. A few years ago during the...
What do I do with the fear of failure?

What do I do with the fear of failure?

The longer I live the more I see that our lives are filled with failures. Tony Dungy says it this way, “ I am often introduced today as one of only three people to win a Super Bowl as a  player and as a head coach. What they don’t say is that there were twenty-seven...
Is my Team Just Like Me?

Is my Team Just Like Me?

“If you deal with every customer in the same way, you will only close 25 percent to 30 percent of your contacts because you will only close one personality type. But if you learn how to effectively work with all four personality types, you can conceivably close 100...
Leadership for a New Course

Leadership for a New Course

This last week in the United States has been marked by the Republican National Convention, where the candidate representing the Republican Party at our Presidential election in November is announced and officially begins campaigning for the Presidency. Next week the...
What really Matters

What really Matters

A few months ago I sat with a group of CEOs  who were reflecting on a statement John Maxwell makes in one of his books “ A truly valuable vision must have God in it. Only He knows your full capabilities. Have you looked beyond yourself, even beyond your own lifetime...
Leadership and Biking

Leadership and Biking

A few years ago I was able to help my 4 year-old granddaughter learn to ride a bicycle. By the end of the summer she was really confident, and could ride all over her neighborhood. After having all winter off from bike riding, however, the next spring came and Madison...