Category Archives: responsibility

I Hear The Music

Many of my business associates are quite surprised when I tell them about my background in music.  It’s almost as if they’re thinking, “I can’t see you as one of those long-haired musicians.”  At the same time, my music friends whom I’ve not seen for several years are quite surprised to hear about my success…

When Changing Senior Leadership Becomes Personal

The Challenge: Evaluating, or considering changes with Senior Leadership can be a considerable challenge.  Many times this executive has become more than a coworker. When leading together in times of both war and peace, a bond develops with deep emotional ties.  Sometimes, this leader had been hand-picked, mentored, and championed throughout the organization by you….

It’s Now Or Never

If you are old enough, you know who made this phrase famous.  I can hear Elvis singing “Tomorrow will be too late…it’s now or never…”.  Elvis was so good at what he did, he only needed a first name to be memorialized forever. As a Leader, we will also be remembered, for our Decisions, both…

Passion is…

Ready, set, go.  Everybody have their list in front of them?  who wants to go first?  Ok, go ahead…define passion.  Hmmm…That’s what I thought.  When you really have to put it down on paper, or describe it to a group, it’s not that easy is it? That happened to me as I sat down to…

Give Me The Ball

There’s 10 seconds left in the game.  We’re down by 2 points.  This is the championship.  This is what we have worked so hard all year long to accomplish.  It was our BHAG.   And then, during the timeout, someone speaks up and says it.  He looks at everyone in the huddle, and says those…

Taking Ownership

The Rare Leader™ willingly takes an initiative and acceptance of accountability, using intelligence and an enterprising attitude to figure out “how” to do it without being told. F. John Reh writes in “Take Ownership of Your Job” http://bit.ly/bTecG5 , “Being passionate about your job is more than the old adage “do what you love”. It’s…