Category Archives: Meaning & the Leadership Profession

COUNTING & CARING A Winning Combination for Leadership Success

I can’t prove it, but I suspect that in 1985 I was the only MBA, Fortune 500 trained, CEO in Duck, North Carolina. Back then Duck was still a sleepy, small seaside town. But things were about to change. A … Read More

WHERE IS THE CG?

WHERE IS THE CG? The Leadership Challenge of Finding Balance There are lots of critical numbers in aviation; airspeed, stall speed, never exceed speed, magnetic headings, engine temperatures…there are hundreds of numerical indicators that keep planes and passengers aloft and … Read More

COURAGE A Leadership Attribute for Our Times

I was greeted by an email from Prakash Idnani with the attachment below. Prakash lives in India and has over 20 years of experience in business & leadership marketing, branding and seminars for internationally recognized firms. He saw LIFTOFFF LEADERSHIP … Read More

LEADERSHIP Presentation to Human Resource leaders & professionals in Hampton Roads, Va

A Journey to Exceptional Leadership to be presented in Hampton Roads, Va May 10, 2012 http://www.linkedin.com/osview/canvas?_ch_page_id=1&_ch_panel_id=1&_ch_app_id=2000&_applicationId=2000&_ownerId=0&appParams=%7B”event

The Sweet Salve of Success

A leadership trait that can be very valuable in the face of challenge and disappointment is the belief that everything happens for a reason. That is not to suggest that you adopt a nonchalant, do nothing attitude in the face … Read More

PRIVATE GAIN AT PUBLIC EXPENSE

The story continues. Banks and investment firms put their own interests and wealth accumulation  before the needs of their clients and customers. Despite public outrage at the reckless and self serving behavior that has unfortunately come to characterize many at … Read More

Join Me for “A Journey to Exceptional Leadership” Webinar this Friday

The University of Virginia has a Friday Forum webinar series. Join me this Friday February 17th from noon to 1pm for a look at your unique leadership character. Gain insights as to what makes you exceptional. http://www.alumni.virginia.edu/career/events/webinars.aspx Here is the … Read More

A JOURNEY TO EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP

A SEVEN MINUTE VIDEO EVERY LEADER SHOULD WATCH Make sure to watch it full screen by clicking on the bottom right corner.

INVESTOR’S DAILY Interview with Betty Shotton, Author of LIFTOFF LEADERSHIP 9-30-2011

When you hold yourself and others accountable for actions good or bad, you build a culture where people don’t make excuses. They’re able to reach their full potential. “It’s essential to investigate causes (of problems), but not to blame anyone … Read More

Leadership’s Role in Shaping Our Future

Balance is a universal law and when extremes are reached, forces will appear to level the playing field whether those fields are financial systems, governments, societies, or the environment. We are witnessing pervasive imbalances in all corners of society worldwide and … Read More