What Leadership Tune Are You Playing?

Recently a friend of mine asked me, "How do you define leadership?" A very simple question, right? Well, as much as I think about and am passionate about leadership, I found myself having difficulty putting into words what leadership really means. It was a little embarrassing, actually. I had to give my friend the old, "let … Continue reading What Leadership Tune Are You Playing?

The Missing Rearview Mirror

I believe in having mentors. During the day, at random times and in various situations, I will be reminded of something that a mentor has impressed upon me at some point in my life. These "snapshots" will often help me think through how to handle a particular situation or struggle that I am going through. … Continue reading The Missing Rearview Mirror

Lessons Learned From A Football Broadcasting Truck…

Years ago in college, I worked various weekends for a one of the major broadcasting networks during college football telecasts. It was a great opportunity to get experience in the field of sports broadcasting, which I had decided would be my career path.  While working for a major network might sound like a big deal (it was to me), in … Continue reading Lessons Learned From A Football Broadcasting Truck…

The Pointing Finger…

No one likes to have a finger pointed at them - either  literally or figuratively.  There's just something uncomfortable about the whole thing. However, when it comes to pointing the finger at someone else... now that's a different story.  Most of us don't seem to mind that scenario so much. Maybe it's because we like to be "in charge." … Continue reading The Pointing Finger…

Being great at everything…

As gratifying and enjoyable as leadership can be, it can also be mentally and emotionally taxing. Bearing the responsibility of others, a department or even an entire organization is not without its side effects. Because of the stress often involved in leadership, many new leaders - as well as experienced ones - can experience burnout. And while there are … Continue reading Being great at everything…