Leaders Listen to Learn

Leaders Listen to Learn

A good friend and classmate of mine in the Naval Academy, Steve Trainor, happens to run Google’s executive training. He and I were having a conversation about what he emphasizes with all the executives of Google. The issue is how we listen, and it’s applicable...
Finding Opportunity in the Fog

Finding Opportunity in the Fog

In my speaking engagements—many of which have been virtual—I’ve talked about how far a six-foot-tall person can see if standing on top of a small boat in a calm sea. Most people are surprised that you can see no more than 3 miles before the curvature of the earth...
Training Strategies to Be Unstoppable

Training Strategies to Be Unstoppable

Leadership training and team building strategies are among the most debated topics in companies, nonprofits, and community action groups—no matter what field, industry, environment, or sector in which you wish to build a team. It is my view that if your team involves...
Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Here’s a question for you: do you think leading a team of volunteers is different from leading a team of employees (who get paid to work) or a team of Navy SEALs? Before you answer, think about how you would treat volunteers—people who have decided to give up free...