Flight Lessons for Leaders

The bald eagle has been a symbol of leadership, excellence, and freedom ever since the second National Congress selected it as America’s national bird in 1782. The eagle’s characteristics of remarkable vision, life-long commitment, and the ability to soar higher than any other bird make the designation quite fitting. Since eagles make soaring look easy, […]

High Definition Vision

My husband gave me a new TV for Christmas. I don’t watch much TV, but the one we’d had for years was embarrassingly outdated. It was small and fit in an old TV hutch – the kind that hasn’t been produced for at least 20 years. Time to embrace technology and opt for the new […]

Visionary Leaders Have High Hopes

The winter fog has been thick this week, stymieing ships in our local port and causing numerous accidents on the road. It’s unnerving to drive when you can’t see where you’re going.  I approached a highway intersection this week where the normal speed is 55 mph.  I was creeping along at 30 mph because I […]

The Disparity Between Value and Income

FSU fans have been talking for weeks about Jimbo Fisher’s abrupt departure for a $75 million deal with Texas A & M. It’s interesting that a college coach’s annual salary outstrips what most will earn during their entire career. Hear me now – I’m all for financial success and prosperity. Free enterprise is in my […]

Leadership: Authority vs. Control

Dealing with difficult people is a daily challenge for most of us. Over several decades of teaching workshops on this subject, interest and demand for the topic have not dwindled. Whether it’s controlling bosses, recalcitrant employees, or unhappy spouses – people who are hard to please and chronically unhappy aren’t hard to find. The best […]