Leave a Mark

Leave a Mark

“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.” ― Abraham Lincoln I just don’t get him… Why do they always…? Why doesn’t she ever…? Have you ever finished one of these sentences in reference to a coworker? It’s ironic that we often say or think these things...

Conceptualizing a Better World

Conceptualizing a Better World

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and James Watson and Francis Crick have in common? They are among the greatest conceptual thinkers of all time. Leonardo is one of history’s master painters, perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.[i]...

Whack ‘Em to Action

Whack ‘Em to Action

Winston Churchill, one of the world’s most renowned orators, gave this simple advice: “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time—a...

Leading by Example

Leading by Example

Chances are we all have at least one moment in our lives that we wish we could take back. For Meg Whitman, one of these moments may have been when she allegedly yelled at an employee, who was attempting to prep her for an interview, and proceeded to shove the...

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Imagine having a thought and immediately grabbing whatever is within reach to make that thought a reality. In 1991, Jimmy Ray, founder of Gogo in-flight communications...

An Investment Worth Making

An Investment Worth Making

Any person who has participated in sports knows that an exceptional coach can make all the difference. Great coaches take teams from good to great, winning to undefeated, and most of all they invest in developing their team beyond the goal at hand because they...

A Purpose-Driven 2015

A Purpose-Driven 2015

There is nothing that inspires like a good classic proverb. A favorite of mine is the one that says, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” The proverb talks about days, but the principle holds true for years as well. As we quickly approach the end of this...