I’ve heard it said that leaders are born and I’ve heard it said that leadership is learned. It’s probably a little of both.Continue reading
Category Archives: Real World Inspiration
For the past two years I have been travelling the highways and byways of Arizona and spending time with some incredibly cool and inspiring companies.
Visit here as I share what I experienced along the way…
What’s more important, effort or results?
Is it the effort or the result that matters most? As adults and business owners, we tend to focus more on results while as parents we tend to place the emphasis on the effort as it relates to the activities of our children.Continue reading
The Independence We Celebrate Today
We owe our independence to our founding fathers, our first responders, our veterans, and our active duty servicemen and women. Continue reading
STEM Education: Delicious Results
Young Mason Partak, with help from his Mom, Kathy, are using technology in the form of GoFundMe to outfit the kitchen of his elementary school so that kids can learn to cook and students can have hot meals to fuel their brains and bodies. What a great example of STEM education in action. Continue reading
A Few Key Maxims
Marie G. Carmichael was a pretty wise lady. She lived to see 100 Christmases and 17 Presidents. She loved politics too. I wonder what she would say if she heard the news today?Continue reading
Honor Our Innovators and Nominate Them for Our Nation’s Highest Honor
Innovation is a key characteristic of our nation and critical to our current and future global leadership. These days it is rare to attend a speech or symposium where innovation does not figure prominently in the conversation. It’s so easy to talk about innovation. It’s not so easy to actually develop a new product or service, commercialize it and gain the acceptance that defines the transition from invention to innovation.
Recognizing these leaders and honoring their efforts and achievements is the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.Continue reading
Brand, Reputation, and Delusion
If you are working on growing your business, you can expect to hear talk about the importance of building a brand. There are branding companies, branding consultants, branding experts, branding strategists, and so on and so on. All of them want to help you grow your business by creating a brand presence in the mind of your current and future customers.
Responsibility, Leadership and Noblesse Oblige
Leadership is a popular word these days. Consultants preach it, journalists either praise it or bemoan it, companies, boards investors and customers demand it.
The days when leaders were anointed at birth, except in a very few cases, are long gone. Today’s leaders may have great power… or none depending on the authority they wield. But whatever level that may be, with leadership comes a corresponding measure of responsibility.Continue reading
When change matters, step up, step out and speak up.
We’ve all been there. Sitting with a group in the break room, the boardroom or over lunch when the conversation shifts to what’s wrong with our team, our business, our community or our lives.
It’s so easy to point out what is wrong. Words fly. The passion is inspiring. Each idea builds on another . Then, oops, you look at the clock. Time’s up and you go back to work and keep on doing things the same way you have always done them before.Continue reading
Success Tip: Check out the BIG Game
Today is the big day, Super Bowl XLV. Folks will be donning green and gold or gold and black. Friends will gather around TV sets across the country gobbling up things they know that should not eat and for this one day of the year the DVR is set not to skip the commercials, but to catch them for instant replay.Continue reading