Leadership, Emotion, and the Daily Question
The first time I was shot at I was in Afghanistan as an FBI Special Agent attached to the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2010. As I was running, my legs got heavy and I thought for a split second I was going to fall. Fortunately for me, and the people around me who were counting…
What Is The Leader 193 Way?
The Leader 193 Way is leadership through process and wellness. Let me explain further. Based on my experience as a Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent, where leading in the most dangerous situations is literally a matter of life and death, I’ve come to several conclusions. There is a pattern of events, for lack of…
Accountability Is Not a Zero-Sum Game
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on January 5, 2018. “How do I hold someone accountable?” A common question with a common misunderstanding of the answer. “Accountable for what?” is my typical response. “For failing. For bad performance. For something bad!” Next question from me, “How far into the project are you? How long…
The Numbers Speak: What If You Started Your Leadership Development Program This Time Last Year?
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on December 29, 2017. Data speaks to leadership now. The Ken Blanchard Companies studied the effects of poor leadership on your business. You’re probably looking at your year-end numbers right about now and thinking…what? Here’s a disturbing finding on the effects of poor leadership: Doing nothing about poor leadership costs…
Sometimes the Safest Place is in a Thorn Bush
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on December 16, 2017. If it’s good enough for the battle field, it’s good enough for the boardroom. Let’s talk about the comfort of the environment we work in and see just how committed we are to excellence, making a difference, and having massive impact. The first time…
This Is What It Looks Like to Invest In Your People (Millennials Too!)
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on December 11, 2017. There are any number of excuses companies use to avoid investing in leadership training. Interestingly, none of them include, “We don’t think leadership training is important”, or, “Our leadership is great all the way around, we don’t need help.” In fact, the opposite sentiment…
It’s the New Year … Now What?
Happy New Year! If you are reading this post, then you care about leadership. If you care about leadership then you have set some semblance of goals or resolutions for 2021. I would like to offer some thoughts for you to consider focusing on strong behaviors instead of resolutions that will go a long way to…
Embrace the Moment That Matters the Most
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on November 26, 2017. Our days are made up of millions of moments, each of which requires a decision. Often, we gloss over these moments as an exercise in inertia, just going through the motions, doing what we’ve always done. Or, doing what comes easy. The problem comes…
Self Improvement: Beware of the Lure of the Calendar Year
“I just wanted to call to check in and say hello,” he said to me. “It’s great to hear from you. How have you been? Where have you been?” I asked because I cared and was truly curious. It had been years since I heard from him. “It’s time I’ve made amends. I’m calling to…
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