5 Factors that Cause Others to Listen

I spent the last several days at the National Speakers Association (NSA) Influence 2017 Annual Conference.  I met, networked, and strategized with some great thought leaders who are making a significant impact on a global scale. One thing this experience confirmed for me is that the size of your influence is in direct proportion to […]


Do you love the people you influence?

How do you feel about the people you influence?  Let’s back up a step.  Do you know who you influence?  It may not be something you’ve thought much about, but you DO influence people.  They may be the people on your team or they could be customers you serve or suppliers you deal with. With […]


How can a leader create a high trust environment?

  “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.” ~ George W. Bush Read that one more time. Let it sink in. In 2016, after the horrible and unthinkable attack on Dallas Police Officers, the Former President used these words to help explain why we have […]


Equip Your Team to Reach Heights Never Scaled

On June 3, 2017 Alex Honnold scaled the famous El Capitan.  El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. The granite monolith extends about 3,000 feet from base to summit and is considered one of the world’s most challenging climbs. What made Honnold’s ascent extraordinary is that he did it solo. He […]


How to Implement Accountability and Cadence with Your Team

The Transforming Power of Cadence In 1961 Jean Nidetch had a big problem.   She was a compulsive, closet eater and she was 72 pounds overweight.  To make matters worse, she was frustrated, felt like she had hit rock bottom and felt like she was out of ideas.   The diets she tried would help […]


Do you know how to leverage strengths to reach potential?

Know Thyself ~ Inscribed at the temple wall at Delphi in Greece during the sixth century BC   Can you imagine the insanity of taking a Ferrari off-road to a mudding competition? Or the lunacy of driving a Jeep in a road race? Each of these automobiles has unique strengths and distinct weaknesses.  When put […]