Category: Leadership

Could You Use a Hero?

Whose Hero Are You? Do you know the Bonnie Tyler song, “I Need a Hero?” If you’re younger than me you might remember the wicked stepmother singing an alternative version of it in Shrek II, but it first gained popularity in the original version of the movie, Footloose. Here’s...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

Have You Just About Had It?

How are you currently handling the barrage of media information? I lived through the Ronald Reagan years in California when President Reagan was governor of that state, as well as remembering his presidency. Suffice it to say I have a pretty good idea of what it was like to...

It’s Time to Take Action

What’s Stopping You From Being Magnificent? Last week ago, a group of teenagers in Florida decided to take on the federal government, lawmakers – Republican and Democrats, alike – the judicial system, the President of the United States and the National Rifle Association. It took courageous, pissed off high...

Speaking Out About Parkland – “Making Sense of Life” Special Edition

Guns in America We have a problem in America. In fact, of all the countries in the world, the United States has the most pronounced evidence of this situation. And, yes, it involves guns, but that’s not the complete problem, nor is banning all guns tomorrow the perfect solution....

They Aren’t Going to Like This

Can You Stand Up to Criticism? Are you feeling more like a leader in life? In my blog two weeks ago I opened a conversation that we ought to have with ourselves:  Am I willing to be a leader? How’s that going for you? There’s a truly inspirational speaker...

How DARE You Bring That Up!

A World Without Privacy Have you ever posted a comment on social media, and then have it come back to bite you in the ass? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt … and the bite marks, which in one case is still healing. I’d be hard-pressed to think...

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of My Way

Where Are the Leaders? What are leaders supposed to do? Leaders are supposed to lead. Duh. Seems like a no-brainer, huh? Yet we see very little leading today in the news. We certainly see people in power spouting rhetoric and hyperbole – these are socially acceptable, polite ways of...

This May Tick You Off

Women of Power Have you noticed a resurgence of women acting powerfully? It’s not like there hasn’t been a growing stream of upwardly mobile females in the workforce in the past 50 years. But the #metoo movement acknowledging what men have denied for decades if not centuries, growing numbers...

Are You Responsible for the World?

Saving the World by Saving Ourselves Do you sometimes feeling responsible for solving problems, issues, or conditions that have little or nothing to do with you? If so, you’re not alone. Global news has made us far more aware of concerning and often tragic situations that deserve considering. But...