Leading During Extreme Change

  Extreme Change Three hours on the afternoon of October 10th changed everything for this little city I call home. Mighty oaks that have stood through hundreds of storms couldn’t withstand the power of Hurricane Michael. The incessant roar of the wind deafened the sound of giant trees crashing all around as we crouched in […]

Recovering From A Major Setback

If you’ve never experienced a Category 4 hurricane, I urge you emphatically – don’t do it. Do whatever it takes to pack up your valuables and get out of town. Hurricane Michael caused a setback of enormous proportions for the Panhandle of Florida. The Shock of Setback After the harrowing experience of riding out Hurricane […]

Emotional Quotient is More Important than IQ

Emotional Quotient (EQ) has been in the forefront of research on human performance for at least two decades, yet many still haven’t heard the news: EQ is more important than IQ. In other words, caring, compassion, and the desire to invest relationally counts more in creating success than grades, degrees and diplomas. What is EQ? […]

Unity: The Power of Pulling Together

Unity is one of the most effective ways to achieve progress in anything. It is one of the most powerful forces on the planet, which explains why it’s so difficult to obtain, much less sustain. Unity is oneness, yet it exponentially multiplies the magnitude of any effort. Too little is written about it, perhaps because […]

Thrive Not Strive

Thrive, not strive is my new mantra. Rise and grind is how tons of people start Monday.  Rush, work, and strive through pressure, stress, and frustration. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s time to make  room for thriving and flourishing. How can you shift negativity into motivation? Wouldn’t it be grand if instead of […]