Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

For many, the path to leadership……indispensability……success….seems littered with obstacles and delays. You yearn to run, but you feel fenced in. You’re revving your engine, but the light hasn’t turned green. If you’re looking for your chance, a surefire way to...
Leadership: Is It In You?

Leadership: Is It In You?

An old Gatorade commercial from years past used the slogan “is it in you?” This begged of athletes, do you have it? Are you strong enough? Can you find another gear? Can I count on you to win this game? Finish this race? Score the winning goal? Will you dig deeper? In...
Confidence = Secret Sauce

Confidence = Secret Sauce

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” — James Madison I spoke on a panel at an economic development conference last week. One of my colleagues referenced the power of confidence in predicting success in small...
Leadership: It’s All Fun and Games, Right?

Leadership: It’s All Fun and Games, Right?

When you’re an outsider looking in, your perception of leadership may be different than what it actually is. You may see all the “fun” bits – the respect that’s garnered, the decision-making, the control. But what you don’t see – the reality – includes the not-so-fun,...
Try a Brain Cleanse: It’s All the Rage

Try a Brain Cleanse: It’s All the Rage

On a recent vacation, I both hiked up a mountain and basked on a beach.  As nice as that was, you want to know the greatest part about it? There were stretches of time when I was unplugged! Totally off the grid. After all, there’s not a really great data signal at 10k...
A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Yesterday was a milestone day in my career. I turned the page on a new chapter, and spent my first day as the Chief Brand Officer at Centennial Bank. What’s a Chief Brand Officer, you ask? Well, from a tactical perspective, this position will have me overseeing all...