You’re Obligated

If someone older believed in you, If someone gave you a chance, opened a door and motioned you through, If you’re grateful they didn’t have to but did, You’re Obligated. Do likewise. Pass the baton. If you have future leaders on your team, If you can see beyond this month’s bottom line or the graph

Leadership Best-Practices No. 2

Another key concept I’ve gleaned from working with (or for) some excellent leaders is: Think of Resources in Triads 1) Money 2) Time 3) Skills 1) It almost goes without saying, we must effectively utilize money to operate in the black. Much has been written on this. Volumes. Unfortunately, money often gets the lion’s share

Leadership Best-Practices No. 1

Through the years I’ve volunteered for or worked alongside some noteworthy leaders. I work hard to emulate their best practices whenever I lead. Lately I’ve been noting some of those best practices, creating a quick-refresh list so I can keep key operatives at the forefront of my thinking. As I’ve written, however, they’ve expanded and

You’re Obligated

You’re Obligated Several things converged in my thinking last week: Receiving news that a tribute I wrote 8 years ago about one of my high school teachers is still of my blog’s most-read posts Observing the success of a couple of proteges after I moved on An acute awareness of the major contribution to my

Vince Lombardi on Excellence

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to that person’s commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi Thinking point: What is my chosen field of endeavor? How intently am I committed to excellence?