Team Building 101, Part 2: Serving Your “4 Cs”​

Team Building 101, Part 2: Serving Your “4 Cs”​

“To lead is to serve…” Leading is about serving. It’s about galvanizing individuals to form a cohesive team that achieves exponentially more together than any one individual. The only thing on this planet more powerful than one human spirit is a team of them! We are...

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Team Building 101, Part 1: The 4 Cs of YOUR Team

Team Building 101, Part 1: The 4 Cs of YOUR Team

You’ve now defined your goal. (If you missed my 6-part series on goals, click to view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, & Part 6) and it’s specific and measurable. You went through the process of visualizing the positive emotions you'll experience when you...

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Goals, Part 6: CAPE FINISTERRE

Goals, Part 6: CAPE FINISTERRE

This is the final post in my 6 part series on goals. If you missed them, click to view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Cape Finisterre is the western most point of Spain, located in the region of Galicia. Also called Cabo Finisterre in Spanish and Cabo...

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Goals, Part 5: BUILDING BRIDGES

Goals, Part 5: BUILDING BRIDGES

Before I tell you about what to do on day three of your goal setting mission, I want to share a series of short vignettes. These are true stories about things that have happened to me throughout my professional life, and they represent some of my major milestones....

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Goals, Part 4: THE 3 Ps OF GOALS

Goals, Part 4: THE 3 Ps OF GOALS

“Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso After I finished writing “Goals Part 3: WHAT, I realized I haven’t shared enough with you on how to execute on turning your dreams into reality. So, I’m going to keep downloading on Goals until you have enough...

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Goals, Part 3:  WHAT?

Goals, Part 3: WHAT?

“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…” This is Part 3 of my Goals series. You can find Part 1 Here, and Part 2 Here. Twenty years ago this November, Jennifer and I were on our honeymoon in Hana,...

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Goals, Part 2: HOW?

Goals, Part 2: HOW?

This is Part 2 of my “Goals” series. Find Part 1 Here. Seamanship and Navigation (SN 101/2) classes are taught first and second semesters of your Plebe (freshman) year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I remember it well because it was one of the few...

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Goals, Part 1: WHY?

Goals, Part 1: WHY?

One of the most terrifying moments in my life was conducting my first Military Free Fall parachute jump. It was terrifying for me not because of the height, which was roughly 13,500 feet. Don’t get me wrong, that’s high and it’s odd to be standing on the ramp of an...

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Awful v. Awesome Leadership: Part 3, The Mirror (You)

Awful v. Awesome Leadership: Part 3, The Mirror (You)

This is Part 3 of my “Awful vs. Awesome” Leadership series. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. If you’re a parent, you see the Mirror Effect occur daily, hourly and even by the minute. My wife and I actually have it down to about 10 seconds. For example, one child hits...

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