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Leadership | How Are You Paving the Road to Superior Performance?

In Can Radically Different Cultures Produce Equally Great Results?, I posed the question: If measured by financial performance, can dramatically different organizations be equally successful? In this short series about culture development, we’ll take a look at how sound business principles and cultural patterns often collide within an organization’s walls. How can opposing cultures both succeed? In many…

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Leadership | “Did Jamie Dimon Steal Your Leadership Book?”

A young friend of mine called last week. “Hey, did Jamie Dimon steal your book?” he asked, referring to the The Essential Hallmarks of a Good Leader recently published. “No, he certainly didn’t steal it,” I said. “He might have read it since you can get it for free right here? Why would you think he stole…

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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

~ Mark Twain

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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.

~ Edmund Burke

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We Salute Our Heroes ….

This day is never more poignant and meaningful than when our men and women are serving overseas in harm’s way. Today, we pay tribute to the young men and women who defend the freedom we hold so dearly. Over 4,000 children lost one of their parents since September 11, 2011. Each of them cherishes the respect…

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

~ Stephen Covey

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My Commencement Address

I haven’t been invited to give a Commencement Speech … yet … but when they’re ready, I’ve got it down to just 6 words. Question: What else would you tell graduates today?

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Who wants to see some bad guys get their butt kicked?

Mystery-Thriller-Suspense fiction

Get ready for Fiction Fridays … because we’re going rogue! We’re going rogue…. on Fiction Fridays! I intend to roust your senses, pillage your serenity and stimulate your discovery of the good, the bad and the only fiction genre where a ranch breakfast is a steel metal jacket dipped in cordite. We’re going to mix…

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