Tagged with leadership

Write a positivity reminder

Write a positivity reminder

This is a photo of my laptop screen. Although you can’t see much of it, the background photo is from the Eastern ridge overlooking Hanalei Bay, Kauai.  It’s a beautiful photo, which has been my desktop background for almost a year. It reminds me that there is beauty born of chaos. Volcanic eruptions formed these … Continue reading

My year of reading: GAP – Day 350

My year of reading: GAP – Day 350

Today’s GAP post is for progress. I’ve read a lot of books this year; more than at any other time period in my life. I began the year with the goal to invest in my commute time by essentially turning my car into a rolling classroom. Instead of listening to the same old songs, or polarizing … Continue reading

At least she’s honest: GAP – Day 324

At least she’s honest: GAP – Day 324

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. Yesterday I gave a 6 month performance review to one of our team members. While many people dread the annual task, I actually like writing and giving reviews. I think it presents a good opportunity to reinforce coaching moments and set up next-step goals. I have a fair amount of … Continue reading

Pages from the past: GAP – Day 296

Pages from the past: GAP – Day 296

Today’s GAP post is for progress. I spent some time tonight skimming some of my older blog posts on the topics of motivation and leadership. It served as a good reminder of how what I write (or have written) should be completely congruent with what I do (or have done). Sometimes I am not so sure… it’s … Continue reading

The ‘Ole Rope-A-Dope: GAP – Day 269

The ‘Ole Rope-A-Dope: GAP – Day 269

Today’s GAP post is for attitude. In the summer of 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman began training for an epic fight to take place later that fall. The fight was staged in the country of Zaire and was billed as The Rumble in the Jungle. It has since become arguably the greatest boxing match and one of … Continue reading

Whose Kingdom? GAP – Day 253

Whose Kingdom? GAP – Day 253

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. There it is in all its glory. My kingdom. Yes, it’s made of sand and is about to be blasted by a wave. This is the image that came to mind today during the afternoon session of the Global Leadership Summit; specifically as Pastor Chris Brown spoke. There were … Continue reading

Wise counsel: GAP – Day 193

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. Bumpers. They keep the ball out of the gutter and in play for a score. It’s similar to having a good mentor. A good mentor helps you steer through life and leadership challenges, so long as you are willing to be vulnerable and honest with where you are currently and … Continue reading

Make a difference: GAP – Day 190

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. I had breakfast this morning with a lead in my circle of friends who has been a great mentor and collaborative thinker over the past few years. We spent a couple of hours dreaming up ideas for local community impact. We discussed the different people of influence in our local … Continue reading

So much to say: GAP – Day 180

So much to say: GAP – Day 180

Today’s GAP post is for attitude. I cannot believe the news we are hearing over the past week coming out of Washington. There are so many scandals blowing open all at once. The reporting on each of them is as vast as the political bias of the media outlet or pundit. I have so much to … Continue reading