Archive for the Respect Category

What The Boy Scouts Taught Me About Memorial Day

One of the things I miss the most about being a Boy Scout leader is the Memorial Day Flag Plant that we participated in every year.  On Memorial Day, we would head up to Willamette National Cemetery in Portland and along with the boys, would clean off the grave markers, plant a flag and audibly […]


If I Had The Self-Confidence To Do It, I Would _____________!

Look at that, I already have you thinking and you haven’t even got past the title of the post yet.  I love it when that happens. Self-confidence is one of those funny things.  You don’t really understand it until you get it.  No, not “get it” like understand it, I mean get it like “get […]


Respect – The Person Or The Position?

Respect is one of the most important values, qualities or characteristics we find in any relationship, personal or professional.  I also believe that it is one of the most misunderstood. provides a pretty good picture of what I’m talking about: esteem for a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal […]


The 5 Pillars Of Influential Leadership – Part 6: Our Environment

This is the 6th of 16 weekly installments on The 5 Pillars of Influential Leadership.  Every Thursday, I will break down the 5 Pillars and show you how becoming and influential leader will not only improve your job skills but your personal life as well. The 5 Pillars is a project that I have been […]


Telling The Truth Is Like An Elephant – Neither Of Them Forget!

You know the old saying “an elephant never forgets.”  I don’t know the complete story about elephants but I do know about telling the truth.  Not that I have never told a lie before, but I try and be as honest as I can. I think most of the people I spend time with are […]


Intentionality: You Can’t Be Everything To Everyone

Do you ever find yourself out of time and energy because you have spent everything you have trying to be everything to everyone?  Most of us like to help out but at what point do we simply need to say NO? I have learned (and am still learning) the hard way, when to say yes […]