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...
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...
The Essential Actions to Building Unstoppable Teams

The Essential Actions to Building Unstoppable Teams

Care is the soil from which teams grow; a leader’s focus provides the fertilizer. Unpack that statement, and you’ll understand what it takes to grow a group of individuals into an Unstoppable Team. I get it, people aren’t plants—although sometimes you might find...
Are You A Straddler or All-in?

Are You A Straddler or All-in?

In a previous post, I wrote about the seven traits that characterize unstoppable teammates. I call one of them “perspective” because it reflects the way a person responds to life. Perspective comes from experience—how a person thinks and has responded to past...
How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

As you solve each problem that surfaces in your business or personal life, take the time to ask, “Is there a better way to do this?” Great teams and leaders are constantly innovating, improving their systems, and inventing new ways to do things better. With the advent...
The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The biggest obstacle to personal and team success is the ego. It can lull us into thinking we are better than we are, it can block us from accepting better ideas, and it can turn away the very people who could help us succeed. In building a team, a team leader’s first...