Power Plays – The 4 Dilemmas We Face and What to Do About Them

Only 4 dilemmas, you ask? Well, truthfully, leaders and manager face many challenges daily. Some days it may seem like your hours are filled with nothing but. However, the dilemmas I refer to in the title are the encompassing dilemma that we face in principle. They manifest themselves in the unending stream of challenges and … Read more…

Churchill and Hitler were both effective leaders. Here’s why.

Leadership as a topic can be completely separated from concepts of good and evil. Leadership in its execution has been used for both. There is perhaps no more certain contrast of this than in the parallel administrations of Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill. One used his considerable skills of leadership to bring most of the … Read more…

Keeper Trait #15 – Initiative

Many potential employers put it directly in their ads – “must be a self-starter.” It is, apparently, an all too unusual trait. Perhaps more than any other trait, it separates the successful from the failure, the winner from the loser, the prosperous from the poor. A person with initiative does not wait to be told … Read more…

Beware the naked man who wants to give you fashion advice

 “Well, you have your degree. Now you’re going to get an education.” One of my professors said that to me the night I graduated. She was correct. A few weeks later I had moved with my new bride (who is now my not-so-new bride but exciting nonetheless) to Northern Arizona for our first post-college, degree-enabled … Read more…