Leadership

The Personal Mosaic of Our Lives

The beauty and intricacy of mosaics, tiles, and stained-glass windows fascinate me. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some exceptional examples: Notre Dame in Paris; St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City; the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Missouri; and the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, both in Istanbul. St. George, my…

Speaking at Global Entrepreneurship Week, North Texas

“I was honored to speak at the North Texas Global Entrepreneurship Week summit.  I was extremely impressed by the work taking place there to support North Texas innovators and entrepreneurs.  Your work is making it possible for entrepreneurs to start, grow, and build their businesses in the metro leading to a vibrant regional economy.  Keep…

Speaking at the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, Concordia University, WI

On Tuesday, Oct 3 I spoke at Concordia University, Wisconsin. Dr. Scott Niederjohn, Professor of Economics and Director of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center invited me to speak to staff, faculty and students.  I spoke about the experiences and lessons contained in my award winning book “Taking Stock — 10 Life and Leadership…

Four Recommendations for Building Trust

Researchers Kimberly Nei and Darin Nei studied data across thirty independent studies to examine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership. They wanted to know what leaders should do to build trust with new teams. They published their findings in a 2018 Harvard Business Review article called “Don’t Try to Be the ‘Fun Boss’ —…

Model of a Visionary Leader: Ned Johnson, Fidelity Investments

One of the most important jobs of a CEO is to conceive, communicate, nurture, and protect the company’s vision and culture. Culture, built over time, is the glue that holds organizations together through good times and bad. It is created and reinforced through consistent actions, not words. Ned Johnson was a master at engaging others…

The Awesome Power of Free Enterprise

According to the Oxford dictionary the definition of free enterprise is “an economic system in which private business operates in competition, and largely free from state control.”  There are seven key characteristics of a free enterprise system including economic freedom, competition, binding contracts, property rights, profit motive, and equal opportunity. Let’s spend just a moment…

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