My oldest son is an Army Officer in the Infantry. As an Infantry Officer, he has the opportunity to attend Ranger school which is one of the toughest programs the military offers. Within the first couple of hours of arriving to Camp Rogers, ranger students begin a 61 day journey where they suffer through hunger, extreme physical pain and emotional/mental stress. All of this is an attempt to bring out the very best in themselves in pursuit of leading the men and women who protect our country. It’s humbling and remarkable. [Read more…] about How Launchers Lead the Way
Think back to a time when you were riding a bike and saw a big hill ahead.
Based on experience, you probably knew that you were going to need to create momentum in order to make getting up and over the hill easier. You prepared for the hill by pedaling a little harder and building up speed before the hill. This effort made the ultimate grind over the top shorter and less painful.
Your preparation didn’t make the challenge go away, but it did make it easier to complete. That’s what it means to get in front of a challenge. [Read more…] about 10 Tips to Help You Get in Front of Your Next Challenge
Ever had that feeling that things are spinning out of control?
Maybe you feel like your future rests in someone else’s hands? [Read more…] about Who’s In Charge Here?
I’ve gotten some incredible leadership advice over the years.
The most recent piece of advice came from a gentleman by the name of Dr. Dallas Deming, who I affectionately call Dr. D.
Dr. D and his wife wrote a book called Can You Hear Me Now?. The lessons in the book changed the way that I’ve led people in recent years, primarily around this one thought: When you can help someone self-discover their own solution to a problem, it allows them to take a huge step forward in their personal leadership journey. [Read more…] about Why I Stopped Solving Problems for My Team
Too busy to pursue your passionate idea? Not necessarily.
Sometimes, all you need to do is refine your approach. Give these four tips some consideration as you work to seize control of your time. [Read more…] about How to Find Time to Work on Your Idea
Have you ever had that feeling, as a customer, that the establishment, business, person or product just didn’t understand you?
For whatever reason they simply forgot to ask your opinion and if they had, you’re confident you would have had a much better experience. Most of the time, these problems can be obvious, but without asking the right questions we will never truly understand what our customer needs. [Read more…] about How to Understand What Your Customer Needs