This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on October 3, 2017. If you are pretty sure you tend to act outside of your comfort zone I have some bad news…you probably don’t. The reality of facing a situation that is outside your comfort zone will hit you like a bucket of ice water in the … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Will Make You a Better Leader
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on September 27, 2017. “Rather than giving in to the sensation of fatigue, snipers make sure they take deep breaths to oxygenate their brains and look at the way they feel as part of the problem to be solved. This distancing, the dissociative element that snipers develop as … Continue reading Planning For Fatigue
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on September 14, 2017. The obstacles we face in becoming the person we want seem endless and insurmountable at times. Murphy, of the famed Murphy’s Law, seems to keep track of our desire to improve in all aspects of our life and knows just when to strike to … Continue reading What is Stopping Us from Becoming Who We Want to Become?… And How to Get Back on Track
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on September 6, 2017. As I spoke to the CEO of a small technology firm (let’s call him James) about his past leadership struggles, he was having a difficult time understanding how his former employees just couldn’t grasp what was important to him. James hired me to coach … Continue reading How To Micro-Knowledge Instead of Micro-Manage
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on August 30th, 2017. This is not intended to be a feel-good story. This is a story about leadership and its core meaning. At least its core meaning as I see it. I have a friend who has volunteered his time to help people through the ongoing tragedy … Continue reading Real Leadership Reflected in Houston, TX
Originally published on http://www.leader193.com on August 9, 2017. David Amerland’s most recent book, “The Sniper Mind”, takes a deep dive into what makes Snipers special. David explains the qualities that allow Snipers to make decisions under the direst circumstances, but also explains how these very special qualities can be learned by all. It is a comprehensive analysis … Continue reading Can Companies Afford NOT to Invest in Leadership and Professional Development?
I originally published this article on my blog on May 27, 2018. I am re-sharing it today because it continues to capture my feelings about honoring the fallen this Memorial Day. Every year, Americans do a great job paying homage to our fallen on Memorial Day. By and large, this day transcends political affiliation, religion, … Continue reading Where the Fear Lies: A Memorial Day Thought
The first time I was shot at I was in Afghanistan as an FBI Special Agent attached to the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2010. As I was running, my legs got heavy and I thought for a split second I was going to fall. Fortunately for me, and the people around me who were counting … Continue reading Leadership, Emotion, and the Daily Question
Originally published on http://www.leader193.com on March 26, 2017 In January 2017, I was provided the opportunity to address The Select Group at their Annual Conference. The Select Group is one of the fastest growing technology recruiting firms in the country that puts a premium on leadership and personal and professional growth. To say I was addressing young, hungry … Continue reading Getting Vulnerable: Did It Work?
Originally published on http://www.leader193.com on February 11, 2017: I was recently given the privilege of working with the Executive Board (The Board) of the National Basketball Referee’s Association (NBRA). Basketball is among the world’s most popular sports with the National Basketball Association as its standard bearer. Generally acknowledged as one of the most difficult sports … Continue reading The Ingredients of a High-Performance Unit