Two Essential Characteristics of a Great Leader
“One of the costs of being humbly successful is that others will throw stones at you, and humility requires that you throw none back.” – Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Dear Colleague, Admiral James Stockdale died recently. He had been the highest ranking U.S. military officer in the prisoner-of-war camp during…Read More
Self-Deception and Honesty in Leadership
Dear Colleague, Self-deception versus honesty in leadership. The world, especially the business world, lays enough ammo at our doorstep to flatten even the strongest leaders, the heartiest of team players. So how many business leaders seriously consider their shortcomings, acknowledge blind spots, or throw light on those hidden levels of self-deception with an honest and…Read More
Are You Sitting on the Bench?
Dear Colleague, On the heel of the election, this is not a political article. But I want to start with a book I just finished reading called Presidential Leadership compiled by James Taranto and Leonard Leo. So much has been written on leadership, probably because it is the #1 key driver for families, businesses and…Read More
An Overnight Success That Only Took 35 Years
Dear Colleague, Our firm recently celebrated 35 years in business. One of my best buds from college called me up and said, “Ah, so this get-rich-quick scheme actually worked.” We laughed a lot remembering my years of working off a card table, the meager revenues and the shoe string budgets, the financial crashes in the…Read More