5 Reasons The Paycheck Is Dead, You Can Thank The Millennials

It’s true. Millennials killed the paycheck. Gone are the days of working just for the piece of paper (or direct deposit) that our mothers and fathers labored over. Millennials just don’t care about the paycheck like generations before. If your strategy for recruitment and retention is salary based, you’re already losing the battle. I’m a […]

5 Reasons The Paycheck Is Dead You Can Thank The Millennials Purpose

6 Habits Every Leader Should Develop

Oh The Difference a Person Can Make Leaders are often credited with all the success and blame of their organization. Great leaders understand that blame falls on their shoulders, while success is attributed to the team. The difference in bosses and leaders often stem from habits. To grow and develop as a leader, follow the […]

6 Habits Every Leader Should Develop

18 Qualities That The Best Leaders Have – Leadership Qualities

Leaders and people of influence are a special breed of people. Great leaders are even more special, but not impossible to find if they possess certain qualities. Below are 18 leadership qualities that the best leaders have that sets them apart from the rest. Although we often look at different people as leaders, after looking […]

18 Leadership Qualities of the Best Leadrs

How Leading is Like A Marathon

5 Ways They're Similar

Running a marathon isn’t easy, but almost anyone can do it with the will power. It is not a sprint, which requires quick bursts of energy. Nor is it a walk in the park. A marathon is a specific goal, one that requires drive, determination, and most importantly, training. Leadership, much like running a marathon, takes […]

Josh Running Full Marathon at Indianapolis half marathon

This Risky Choice Scores You Major Points 

Do this to deposit into your leadership bank

You have several jobs as a leader. Leaders are looked to by people who want to learn a job. What is one way to gain major points as a leader? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not knowing all the answers or being perfect. It’s actually surprising to many people. Here’s how I learned this lesson. […]

3 Things You Must Ask Your Team

Ask these questions to strengthen your team

#Leadership is more art than science, at least for effective leaders. Those who attain the status as a Level 5 leader know the craft inside and out and treat each part like an artist does a canvas. Emotional intelligence is crucial to success as a leader. Many people with emotional intelligence have a superb ability […]

A Seat At the Table

6 Keys to Getting Invited

“I just want a seat at the table!” exclaimed Alex, a twenty something working in the public safety sector. Alex was ready to seize the day and take on the world, but there was one thing in his way, himself. Like Alex, I too was eager when I was younger. I wanted to make a […]

Seat At The Table
John C Maxwell Intentional Living book

Intentional Living (Center Street, 2015)

John C. Maxwell has done it again. I am slightly biased as Dr. Maxwell is by far my favorite author, but I am rarely let down.

My only issue with the book Intentional Leadership was his chapter lengths. Each chapter averaged around 25 pages. My ADD would love attention far to easy while reading.
The book was a slow read for me, but great content. I actually finished the book in 11 days, which may be a speed record (I mean it was slow to read in terms of absorbing the content, not the content itself.)
Dr. Maxwell’s candidness to open up and share personal failures is amazing. Thank you Dr. Maxwell for writing this book, it is a must read for anyone struggling with what to do to add significance and value to people.

Good Values Attract Good People

They say opposites attract but that may not always be the case.

If you are trying to build an A team, you probably want to find good people. When your money is on the line, you probably want ethical people working. How can you accomplish this without good values? I don’t think you can. Sure, bad people have amassed power, conquered industries, and built vast wealth, but […]