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Road Trip Lessons

It is hard to believe that it is already September.  Wasn’t it just New Years Eve the other day?  I pray that you were able to have a little bit of fun over the summer and are looking forward to closing out 2019 strong. Last month I was able to take a week long road trip.  It was [...]

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Waiting...

Waiting is hard.  Think about the times in your life when you had to wait for something.  The anticipation could be overwhelming while exciting.  I have been in a season of waiting with expectation of good things. There is a monthly prayer meeting that I am part of through Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI).  The meeting for February 2019 was [...]

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Next TLOD training starts in September

The next Transformational Leadership training will start in September. This training has proven valuable to the hundreds of companies and organizations and thousands of people that have benefited from it over the years. I was certified to facilitate the TL On Demand training in 2017, and I've taken dozens of people through it -- they […]

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Bubble Jumping

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau To become a Transformation Leader, you have to learn to move past thinking "outside the box" to "beyond the box", and ultimately what we call "bubble jumping". [...]

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The Nine Dynamics Of Change

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.” ― Steve Jobs We’ve all had something we wanted to change, and at one point or another, we’ve run into problems getting that […]

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Four Levels of Change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy Thomas didn’t like change. Shortly after getting married, his wife began to turn his bachelor pad into something more suitable for a family. Thomas would come home to find a painting moved from one wall to another, or a […]

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Are You Qualified To Lead?

“The reality is that the Lord never calls the qualified; He qualifies the called.” - Henry Blackaby In order to be a great leader, do you have a be the “lone wolf” type, or have all the answers? Or, do you have to be an extrovert, or a Type-A personality? Do you have to be […]

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Transformational Leadership

“Leadership is influence.” – John Maxwell The “leadership is influence” quote above illustrates a very important principle. If we have influence in at least one person’s life, then by definition that makes us a leader. Many people don’t think of themselves as leaders, even those who sometimes find themselves in official leadership positions. You may […]

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The Flywheel and the Doom Loop

“The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.” – Wilson Mizner When we see companies that seem to have had an incredible overnight success, it causes us to question whether our own company is on the right track. If we’re not careful, comparing ourselves like this can lead to making […]

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Technology Accelerators

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates The process of transitioning your company from Good to Great is like that of a giant flywheel […]

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A Culture of Discipline

“The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline…” – Jim Collins Discipline is the common denominator that runs through all three stages of making the leap from Good to Great. Stage One is Disciplined People, Stage Two is Disciplined Thought, and finally, stage three is Disciplined Action. Don’t confuse the […]

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Hedgehog Concept

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” – Isaiah Berlin In his Good to Great study, Jim Collins says that foxes pursue many ends at the same time and see the world in all its complexity – this leaves them scattered, diffused, and inconsistent. Hedgehogs on the other hand, simplify […]

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