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Five Ways to Use Vision in Creating Culture

Vision is a key ingredient for creating culture at any organization. Having vision is about seeing things that others don’t see and being able to paint the picture in a way that they can see. It is imperative for a … Read more

How Often Do You Get Brainwashed?

When I was a young man, I had a very selfish and self-centered paradigm. I believed the world revolved around me. Eventually, that paradigm broke down for me. It left me feeling empty and lonely, and I realized there had … Read more

Not Seeing Clearly Causes Dangerous Consequences

The drive home from celebrating Christmas 23 ago was forever etched into my mind. My wife and I had gone to celebrate the holiday with her side of the family in the Shenandoah Valley. We had a great time of … Read more

Leaders Must Always See the Big Picture

After I recently guest lectured to MBA students at a local university, one of the students asked me a question about alignment. I explained that one of the most important things for a leader to do is to be able … Read more

A Five-Step Process to Create a Team Culture

As a leader, one of your greatest assets is the morale of your team. How you wield your influence can profoundly affect the culture of your organization. The more intentional and consistent you are in building the culture, the greater … Read more

12 Questions to Help You Keep Your Life Focus …

Have you ever gone into a room before and forgot why you went there in the first place? The same kind of thing can happen in your life. You can wake up one day and wonder how your life became … Read more

How to Create Clarity with Your Team

Teams need clarity to perform at their best.  Because everyone on the team needs their expectations clarified. In the absence of clear expectations, your team will make assumptions that may not be realized.  When that happens, disappointments are sure to … Read more

Why a Performance Mindset Matters to a Team

A performance mindset is crucial to the success of a team.  Because every member of your team is important to the overall success of the team. Since every member of the team is important, everyone has to be on board … Read more

How Do You Find Personal Significance in Life?

As you live your life, how can you find personal significance in living?  How can you make your life count the most? You want to know that your life was lived for a purpose.  So what is that purpose? Here’s … Read more