1. How To Be A Better Leader

    It is an honor to say that my eldest daughter is just a year from completing a Doctorate in Pharmacy.  Recently, she made me so proud as she gave a workshop at an elementary school for the students on the proper use of medicines around the house, along with the appropriate do’s and don’ts.  What was really exciting was not her obvious command of the content but her command of one of the most…Read More

  2. Conquering Fear – How to Take the LEAP of Faith

    As a pilot who loves to fly, the surprising paradox in my life is that I am not a fan of heights. In particular, I don’t fancy open heights.  So, a couple of years ago when I decided to go skydiving for my birthday I had to draw from the experience gained during my youth to give me the process to accomplish my goal.  Experience taught me it is easy to formulate these grand ideas in your head; …Read More

  3. Effective Business Leadership – How to Find and Understand Your Purpose

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Decades later, I still remember the question.  I don’t have to ask do you remember. If you are an American over 20, you have heard it. You have probably even asked it of your children, nieces, nephews, and friend's children.  Isn’t this where life’s path begins? Where most begin to shape their life? Well, I say this is where it ends. This is w…Read More

  4. Effective Business Leadership – How To Get Your Business Off The Ground

        Whenever I want to shift my state and break into laughter, I think of Wile E. Coyote.  That’s right, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Talk about relentless determination.  Here is a guy who knew no quit. I mean he never gave up on catching that prize! We can talk about determination in another post; but, picture this.  The Acme box arrives and Wile E. dives into the contents …Read More

  5. How to Generate Buy-In

    It’s an election year here in the United States and as a registered democrat, it is exciting to watch history in the making as we select what seems plausibly the first African American or female democratic President of the United States of America. As the party’s candidates compete for nomination, they are faced with a challenge that all leaders face – generating buy-in. I am fascinated by t…Read More

  6. 5 Strategies for How to Balance Work and Home

    It has been said, “You are what you eat.” But in the American culture, you are what you do. In other words, that is to say what you do for a living. Consider the opening dialogue during the introduction between two people just meeting. After the exchange of names and pleasantries, usually the next question will be; “What do you do for a living?” In the American culture, we are obsessed wit…Read More

  7. How To Think Like A Leader

    The apostle Paul once said, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” Paul’s reflection clearly reveals how the process of a person’s thinking can evolve. As your responsibilities evolve from following to leading, from technician to manager, your thoughts should evolve as well. It is a good …Read More

  8. 7 Strategies for Resolving a Mess Without the Stress

    An article published in the USA Today stated that most employees today are opting to maintain a frontline position and forgo the opportunity for middle management. One reason cited was to avoid the stress. A common misnomer amongst employees today is that being a leader is synonymous with being riddled with stress. However, to the contrary, good leadership focuses on properly managing the variable…Read More

  9. How to Identify Leaders

    Success on any level by any definition is largely the result of good leadership. It is safe to say without good leadership, whether individualized or corporate, success remains elusive. Therefore, finding good leaders is paramount in order to further any good and worth while endeavor. But how do you find good leaders? Even more important, what are the indicators of potential leaders? The evidence …Read More

  10. Three Survival Tips for First-Time Managers

    Things couldn’t be better. You love your job, you love the company you work for, and to boot you love the people with whom you work. Then in a blink of an eye it changes. You are promoted to manager and now the friends you use to work with now work for you. What do you do when you become a first-time manager and your would be peers become your subordinates. It doesn’t have to be a bitter sweet…Read More