Ask Small Questions… Get Big Results

People love puzzles. Crossword puzzles. Sudoku. “Wheel of Fortune”. Mobile game apps. Videogames. You name it – people like to solve it.  The human brain loves a good challenge. When you boil it all down – what are puzzles? Puzzles are simply questions that people react to on a conscious or sub-conscious level. Questions trigger the imagination. [...]

Think Big… Act Small

One of my favorite leadership maxims comes from Virgil’s Aeneid X – “audentis fortuna iuvat”. Ok, so Latin isn’t your thing! Translation – “Fortune Favors the Bold” Great leaders think big. Great leaders are bold. They reach for the stars and look for that next big opportunity or challenge around the bend. More often than not, great [...]

A Sad Day… the passing of Neil Armstrong

The world lost a true hero on August 25, 2012 when Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82 from post-surgical complications arising out cardiovascular surgery. In July 1969, as Commander of the Apollo 11 flight, he was the first man to set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the “real” deal. He was [...]

Change Sucks

Change sucks! Change is hard. Change is demanding. Real change takes time. All of us possess the capability for change, yet very few of us eagerly welcome change with open arms. Why? Why is change so scary… so difficult? Maybe it’s the twin scourges of inertia and fear. Maybe we find the status quo so comfortable that we resist [...]

The Power of 3

Is there a magic formula for leadership greatness? In a word, no! There is no universal “silver bullet” for leadership greatness. Being a great leader depends on many factors.  Being a great leader involves doing many small things well every day. If there is no “secret sauce”, then what is the one thing you can [...]