Archive for October, 2013

Real Magic – Breaking Through The Illusion Of Success

OK, I’ll admit, I have always enjoyed a good magic show but have never been a fan of the word “magic.”  Magician’s create illusions – they make us see something different than really what has taken place through crafting their art. The reason I don’t care for the word magic is because to some, it […]


What Are You Willing To Sacrifice In Order To Grow?

Friday night I attended a “Gold Rush” season premier party.  For those of you not familiar with the show, it revolves around three groups of gold miners chasing their dream to find the elusive shiny mineral and strike it rich. Part of my interest in the Discovery Channel hit is that I personally know some […]


It Is Character That Defines “The Heart Of Leadership”

I have long been a fan of Mark Miller‘s work and when I found out I had the opportunity to be on the launch team for his new book “The Heart of Leadership” I couldn’t wait to write this review. If you have read any of Miller’s recent work, you know that he has a […]


Boundaries For Leaders – Part 3: High Performance Teams

I recently finished reading Boundaries For Leaders – Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously In Charge by Dr. Henry Cloud.  Twenty years after he co-authored “Boundaries – When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life” Dr. Cloud brings a fresh look to how boundaries relate more specifically to leadership. Dr. […]


Eliminating The Default Response To Personal Growth

I was recently on a teaching call with my coach, mentor and friend Kary Oberbrunner.  He was discussing how we sometimes have a default of inaction when it comes to making decisions.  He went on to suggest that it may be more beneficial to move forward and wait for doors to close rather than waiting […]


The Myths Of Creativity – Who’s Idea Is It Anyway?

I have been having a lot of fun being part of the launch team for “The Myths of Creativity – The Truth About How Innovative Companies And People Really Generate Great Ideas” by David Burkus.  I never really put much thought into the idea of innovation and creativity … or did I? Burkus has totally […]