Why Sleep is a Leadership Secret Weapon

February 19, 2024

If you’re like I used to be, you see sleep as a luxury, something you try to get a bit more of when you’re feeling sick or taxed but otherwise something you don’t pay a whole lot of attention to. But after a lifetime of viewing sleep as a “supplement” I’ve finally figured out that isn’t good enough. Here’s why I’m prioritizing sleep in 2024, and the early gains I’ve already been able to achieve.

Gaining Clarity: My Six Focus Areas

February 5, 2024

Last year, I attended the Path for Growth leadership experience, and much of the content focused on the importance of leaders gaining clarity on the areas where they focus their time and energy. Here, I share the six areas I determined are most important for me, and challenge you to find your own.

The One Thing a Leader Always Does

January 22, 2024

Leadership isn’t about perfection, but humility and owning mistakes. And a true leader values every role and speaks meaning into lives, understanding that everyone — from the C-suite to the custodial crew — has incalculable worth. Learn what I think is the one thing a leader should always do. #LeadershipInsights #ValueInEveryRole

The First “Back to Work” Monday of the Year

January 8, 2024

As we head back to work after the holidays, I’m reminded of a Monday back in January 2008 when my life was completely different than it is today. On that Monday, my wife went to work and I took a chilly walk through our suburban neighborhood, questioning everything about my life. Here’s what I learned about the dignity of work and why every Monday — but especially the first Monday in January — matters.

Start, Stop, Continue

December 18, 2023

Earlier this fall, I thought to myself: What would I do if I were to retire in January 2024? What things would I stop doing, what would I start doing, and what would I continue? And while I have no plans to retire anytime soon, I learned some things that I think will improve my life in 2024 and beyond.

The Power of Stepping into Your Discomfort Zone

December 4, 2023

Want to grow as a person and a leader? Get used to pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Here’s why I think willingly asking for direct feedback — and being open to hearing that feedback — is the only way we can improve.

Lessons from My Fall Golf Trip

November 27, 2023

As a leader, I’m always looking for opportunities to learn and grow — even when I’m on a golf trip with my buddies! Allow me to share a few thoughts with you on the power of feeling thankful, slowing down, and taking in the moment.

Health of a Leader, Part 3

November 13, 2023

Looking for a way to reduce your anxiety and increase your focus? I was too. And I found something that works really well for me in the form of three simple promises.

Health of a Leader, Part 2

October 30, 2023

Having a clear mission and vision is great, but what do you do when you encounter resistance — from yourself? That’s where a daily declaration comes in. I’ve found that a daily declaration helps me weather all the storms and challenges that life sends my way.

Health of a Leader, Part 1

October 16, 2023

As a leader, I realize that my mental health impacts my organization’s health. In this first part of a three-part series, I share why defining my mission and vision has had such a positive impact on rejuvenating me and making me feel like I’m on the right track with my life.