There is a world of difference between leading, and developing leaders. “Leadership development” has become an organizational buzzword over the last fifteen years, or so, but few people are truly doing it. Many pay it lip-service, but few are investing time and resources into it. Too many “leaders” mistakenly think that training people to competently… Continue reading Are You Developing Shepherds, or Leading Sheep?
Tonight I found myself, as I often can be found at the end of the day, watching a movie with a notebook and pen in hand. Originally the pen and notebook were to simply write out an outline for a book that is merely an idea, currently. Something unexpected happened as I watched the last… Continue reading A Sense of Urgency
January: The Financial Matrix– Woodward February: Freedom Matters– DeMille March: Wave Makers– Leadership Essential Series April: Secrets of Closing the Sale- Ziglar May: And Justice for All– Woodward June: The Coming Aristocracy– DeMille July: Rascal– Brady August: See You At the Top- Ziglar September: Launching A Leadership Revolution & Workbook– Brady/Woodward October: FreedomShift– DeMille November:… Continue reading 2016 Change the World Book List
As we finish celebrating the Independence Day weekend in the United States there are some serious questions that need to be answered, and some serious topics that need to be addressed if Freedom is to win out over the next 18-24 months. First some questions: How much more damage can the Obama administration do to… Continue reading A Way Point For Freedom: Independence Day 2015
The Slight Edge– Olson The Greatest Salesman In the World– Mandino The Leadership Train– Woodward We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident– DeMille And Justice For All– Woodward EDGY Conversations– Waldschmidt How to Have Confidence and Power In Dealing With People– Giblin Attitude Is Everything– Keller The Magic of Thinking Big– Schwartz Courage: The Backbone… Continue reading 2015 Reading List
It amazes me how many successful small businesses don’t value leadership development at every level of their company. A manufacturing company that I have recently spoken with declined my services because the president didn’t believe that his people would be open to an on-going leadership development program. This is what he believed about all his… Continue reading The Importance of A Leadership Culture
All hard work leads to profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.- Proverbs 14:23 Isn’t it interesting, over 3000 years ago King Solomon predicted the demise of the United States of America in the 21st century? Was Solomon really thinking specifically of North America when he wrote this? Probably not. He was trying to… Continue reading Talk Is Cheap