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The List You’ll Want to Check Twice

For the second year in a row, I’ve asked clients, colleagues, and leaders from The Making Magnificence Project® for their most-loved book of the year. Below…

Staying Grounded in the Storm

The pressures of executive leadership can be extreme.  Incredibly jam-packed days, responsibilities to different audiences and stakeholders, high visibility.  There is often little space to…

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours an abundance of all good things as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US this week.

The Price of Incivility

My dog’s veterinarian once called me a walking billboard. Great service and expertise always catch my attention.  I mean, really catch my attention.  It doesn’t…

Brand Management: Your Own

One of the almost-predictive markers of how well a client will use our engagement is how they respond to my suggestion for key stakeholder interviews.…

Delegating For Real

In the last week, I’ve had three different conversations with three different executives on the subject of delegation.  These leaders are in different industries and…

You Control the Narrative

A funny thing happened on the way home from delivering the closing keynote on Magnificent Leadership® at the Richmond Strategic Leadership Conference.  At the behest…

I Should Have Done This a Year Ago

Is probably one of my favorite things to hear from clients.  There is no greater compliment to the results of our work together than that…

Summer’s List

In honor of summer’s fade into fall, I reached out to a handful of clients, colleagues, and participants from The Making Magnificence Project® to ask…

Just Say It

Well, my manuscript for Magnificent Leadership is in to the publisher. What kept me swimming to the finish (see last blog post on The Tricky…

The Tricky Middle

I still remember the final exam for lifeguard certification during my freshman year in college.  After a semester of being in the pool multiple times…

5:48

I have a friend who is a runner.  A really fast runner.  He’s also quite modest, so if I want to tease him, all I…

Just One

One good leader is all it takes to create a ripple-out effect of: More aspiration and accountability to it Faster productization, monetization, and increased market…

How to Compete, Part 4

It’s July 4th weekend, and I go mattress shopping.  I walk into a department store, bounce around on a few mattresses, and I’m ready to…

The Equation

As I write my book on Magnificent Leadership™, I listen deeply to each of the interviews that will be featured.  During the first few minutes…