After tragedy, the birth of Healing Trees demonstrates leadership by example

Back on January 9th, I shared a story about how we all got a wakeup call when shots rang out on a sunny Saturday morning in Tucson, Arizona.  After that day, as a nation wondered, waited and prayed, a group of friends were sharing ideas on what could be done to remember the fallen, bring the community together and begin the healing process.  The result is a new collaborative project called The Healing Trees Humanitarian Program. Continue reading

Leading by Example: Intel and us

On January 26, 2011, Intel Labs announced a $100 million cash investment in U.S. university research over the next 5 years, marking a new model of collaboration for the organization. The Funding will support a number of Intel Science and Technology Centers; the first such center will be led by Stanford University and focus on next-generation visual computing. According to the Intel Labs press release, this new model of university-lead research is expected to provide U.S. researchers with up to 5 times more funding from Intel Labs compared to the previous approach, and enable engagements across a broader set of universities.Continue reading

The Success Tip: Dream then Deliver

We all dream.  Without dreams there would be no innovation, no entrepreneurs, no purpose.  From our dreams come vision, inspiration and hope.  But dreams are not enough.  To move from the world of dreams to the reality of success, you need to deliver.  Otherwise you just keep dreaming and never get to see your dreams become real.Continue reading

Why is Leadership Sooo Sexy?

Leaders.  We admire them, look up to them, wonder what it is to be them, take classes so that we can emulate them, at times we even envy them.  After all, leadership is sexy, right.  The power, the money, the prestige, the glamor, the lifestyle.  They strut in, serious and focused, each morning and end each day with a smile of success, jacket slung over their shoulder and a spring in their step.  They have the life!Continue reading

Following your star…

Over 2000 years ago, three wise men followed a star.  A young woman and her husband  began a journey that started with the ‘impossible’ and a child was born that became one of the greatest leaders ever known.  The world has never been the same.

For many of us, 2010  has been a year of personal and professional challenges, but just imagine the challenges these people once faced. Continue reading

Business Tip: Schedule a mental health day

As leaders, innovators,executives, or entrepreneurs, our brains are often stuck in overdrive.  There is so much to think about and often we take little time to to park these mental challenges.  Add to that a million daily distractions like con calls, meetings, and email and the result can  be running out of gas in the middle of the fast lane.Continue reading