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Blog 2016-12-21T16:36:32+00:00

Leadership is Action, Not Position

It’s amazing just how impactful words (and actions) can be. I came across the message – Leadership is Action, Not Position – while interviewing for my first job out of college. I was so struck by these words that I framed them and hung them on the wall of my first cubicle… and on the walls of every cubicle and [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aim for Greatness

Setting your sights on greatness matters to your team, your customers and your bottom line. Perfection is elusive. Greatness is inspiring. Don't settle. I have to admit, this is one I've struggled with over the years.  My drive to always do better would often end up as a pursuit of perfection. I learned the hard way that this approach is [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mentoring – Grow by Giving Back

Mentoring others is a great opportunity give back...and to grow.  My role as a Venture Mentor for Arizona State University has given me the opportunity to work with founders across several industries. While my primary focus is on helping them, I always come away from these engagements with something that helps me continue to grow. Each person I  mentor brings [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Leadership, Making a Difference, Mentoring|Tags: , |0 Comments

Engage Heart & Mind

Engaging both heart and mind is not always easy...but it is always worth the effort. With all eyes on the bottom line, many leaders simply don't see the value of truly engaging team members. For organizations like these, clear goals and strong accountability are the keys to success.  While I'm a big fan of clear goals and strong accountability, to [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Engagement, Leadership, Making a Difference|0 Comments

Is it Time for a Different Point of View?

Sometimes our need for a different point of view is obvious. We find ourselves stuck, frustrated…feeling ourselves struggling to move forward. Sometimes we’re pretty oblivious to the need.  We are enjoying a sense of momentum and reveling in what feels like real progress.  We just aren't aware that we are actually heading down the wrong path or losing the support [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Alignment, Creative, Innovation, Leadership, Life|0 Comments

Are You … Selfish Enough?

Yes, I really am asking if you are selfish enough?  And, no - I am definitely not a fan of truly selfish people. This as an outreach to those selfless individuals among us who are often so busy taking care of others that they rarely make time for themselves.  Of course, truly selfless individuals will likely struggle to recognize this [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Life, Making a Difference|0 Comments