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What’s Your Clout Category?

The best boxing movie ever made is…(drumroll please)… Cinderella Man. You might have thought I was going to say Rocky (or perhaps Rocky II, III, IV, V, or VI), but as much as I love a good Rocky B…

The 5 Causes of Failed Tasks

An entire industry has emerged to track and assist our progress in doing tasks. Fifteen years ago it was Franklin-Covey and Day Timer planners. Today there are apps like Omnifocus, Wunderlist, Any.do,…

Seven Tips for 2017

Each year, I am a guest on a handful of podcasts. I love the format; it feels like a conversation between friends talking about things that matter most to me, to them, and/or things I am pondering and…

5 Ways to Grow Your Leaders

“At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” –Larry Bossidy Every client I’ve had in the last decade eventually works around to the issue of “How do I improve the talen…

Are You A Tone-Deaf Leader?

Will you be my Simon Cowell? That’s not exactly what my friend said, of course, but he did ask me to be honest and tell him if he was tone-deaf. Not as a singer, though, but as a leader. My friend w…

How To Avoid Underexposure

How many of your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, etc., think differently from you? Are all your friendship circles a “footprint of one”? In other words, are all of your …

How to Achieve Greatness

The forging of steel is neither pretty work nor easy work. It is dirty and sweltering and done at 3000+ degrees. The mill is usually a mammoth building, filled with suffocating heat and deafening noi…

3 Types of Leaders

Some core traits of a leader bleed across all archetypes. They’re universal and timeless. Other qualities and styles better fit certain leaders for certain seasons of their assignment. There are tho…