Leadership Development: The Silent Language of Leaders

Do you watch a person’s eyes as they review the document you just presented? You should. A persons eye movement can be a good indicator of their real reaction. How about feet? Do you look at a person’s feet? Probably not, though they are also good indicators. Does the person you’re negotiating with have their feet tightly wrapped around the chair legs or pulled back under the chair and crossed?…

Sharing the Vision, Do You See What You See?

Last summer I checked an item off my bucket list and took up the sport of powered paragliding. It’s a unique perspective from a couple hundred feet up, moving slowly across the landscape.  I’ve seen coyotes lying in long grasses waiting for prey, jackrabbits actually forming small “herds” for mutual protection, how antelope seem to flock, and the order behind what had always appeared to be the random meanderings of…

Leadership Lessons from Normandy

June 6, 1944. The skies over the English Channel were cloudy and the water cold and rough as more than 156,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers climbed down from their ships and into the landing craft that would take them to the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe. It was to be a very difficult day. The mission was accomplished at a terrible cost and many stories of great leadership…

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Leadership 101: Time Management – Take Time to Smell the Roses

After many years of hard work Jack was offered a very coveted position, one for which few were considered, and he could barely contain his excitement. He went home to tell his family, but his teenage son had news of his own and ignored Jack’s enthusiasm. There was a high school awards banquet the next week. Jack’s son would be graduating that year and really wanted his father to attend.…