A Leader’s FIRST Responsibility…

We’re all faced with tough decisions from time to time. Over the last week or so, the media has hammered us with information about the devastating hurricanes slamming the southern United States. From time to time, there’s a horrible story … Read More

Those Closest to You…?

I’ve heard John Maxwell make some very interesting statements over the last 15 years… One comical but completely true line he’s used from time to time is that “some of his best thinking has been done by other people.” And … Read More

Politics, Sweet Corn, and Leadership…

What could those three things possibly have in common; politics, sweet corn, and leadership? (I know, I spelled poliTICKS wrong but bear with me…) I can’t speak for other parts of the country but in Rockingham County, VA, those three … Read More

If You Have to Tell People You Are, You Aren’t…

The subject line of this message is part of what has to be my favorite quote by former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, “Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you … Read More

Charting the Course

One of our (yours and mine) responsibilities to the people we lead is serving as a guide, taking our team in the direction of the organization’s goals. John Maxwell defines this in The Law of Navigation, chapter 4 of The … Read More