365 Days at 36.6 Degrees: Incremental Change in the Wrong Direction
In my recent 365 Days @36.5 Degrees blog, “Mistakes, Incremental Behavior Change, and Success”, I discussed how positive change (with the help of cold exposure!) comes incrementally. However, if you take the time occasionally to view your efforts from a 30,000 ft. view, your progress will look and feel greater because small daily improvements eventually look…
Is Variety the Spice of Life…and Leadership?
Sometimes it is good to simply ponder a question and see where it leads you. Today is one of those days. I am a firm believer in process, hence my book and leadership curriculum “The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership”. I believe process gives a firm direction and allows for flexibility and conscious adjustments.…
365 Days @ 36.5 Degrees: “There’s just no time!”
I will never forget it. Navy SEAL training circa 1993, aka BUD/S. For all the ways BUD/S trips up the SEAL candidates, it is actually pretty structured. We generally knew the schedule for the day and could prepare as appropriate, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Except that day! It was a standard two-mile ocean swim, which…
Planning For Fatigue
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…
Want To Be A Great Leader? Appropriate Culture
“The Leader 193 Process” begins with awareness around emotions and culture. As a leadership consultant I avoid platitudes and ensure I define and put into context the words I use that could otherwise constitute a platitude. “Culture” is one of those words. So, in the spirit of being clear and concise with language, in my…
Be Humble, and Proclaim Your Greatness!
Wait, what? How can you be humble and proclaim your greatness? Isn’t this a contradiction? No, it is not. Am I encouraging people to randomly and without solicitation proclaim their greatness to everyone in earshot? No, no one cares to hear that. But does humility really mean we cannot think we are the best at something, or…
Getting Vulnerable: Did It Work?
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…
The Ingredients of a High-Performance Unit
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…
My Journey with TBI: Share to Find Answers
Let me begin with the bottom line up front: if you are looking for answers, looking for purpose, or looking for support, the best thing you can do for yourself is share. Share your journey. Share your situation. Share! In my previous blog in this series, “My Journey with TBI: Invisible Injury and Shame”, I…
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