The Generous Leader

Standing Firm – Don’t Walk it Back

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” — Abraham Lincoln Strike Three! Touchdown! Goal! These are examples of sports decisions made by umpires and referees under the most challenging conditions. With no chance to sleep on the decision,...

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Gratitude – A Breath of Fresh Air

“Gratitude is not a limited resource, nor is it costly.  It is abundant as air.  We breathe it in but forget to exhale.” – Marshall Goldsmith Once again, it is December and we are out of breath. The stress of balancing spiritual, family, and career priorities means...

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Meet Peggy

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." --Dalai Lama   My wife and I were visiting Vancouver, British Columbia a few months ago and I did not get what I wanted – a stroke of luck delivered by an unexpected hero I will...

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We Need To Talk: Healthy Conversations at Work

“The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened.” William Whyte Leaders are expected to be good communicators – we are hired, trained, and rewarded to effectively send and receive information. Our goal...

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Your Relationships at Work – Are They Working?

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” - Edward Everett Hale Scorecards. Dashboards. Thanks to metrics, we know if our business results are working. What about our work relationships? My experience is working...

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Perseverance – Resisting the Urge to Stop

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” - Kalpana Chawla Samuele Macora defines endurance as “the struggle to continue against a haunting desire to stop”. Stop is...

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