5 Things Great Leaders Believe

Strong leaders have long known that leading doesn’t start with actions, or even thoughts. Instead, it starts with what leaders believe. Covey calls these beliefs our moral compass. Peter Senge calls them mental models. They are the lens through which we view the world. They influence how we perceive and respond to all that happens. These beliefs are not corporate values …

Transforming Desire to Will

Eric Heiden speed skiing

I’m reading a great book, Finding Your Zone, by Michael Lardon. Dr. Lardon’s work focuses mostly on athletes, however the wisdom he shares is as relevant in the office and at home. Create energy by transforming desire to will One concept that is particularly interesting to me is the energy we create as we transform our desire to our will. But it …

A Powerful Mission Statement

“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often” is how Holstee’s mission statement starts. These words fill me with passion and inspiration. How many mission statements do that? Most mission statements describe, but never inspire. They use words like “be the best at…” or “being a leader in the…” They explain the what, not the why. Holstee’s mission …

It’s Never to Late to be Super

Why do we love superheroes–Ironman, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more? Why are movies about heroes some of the highest grossing of all time? Our Great Hope for Ourselves For many, the hero represent our greatest hope for ourselves. They introduce us to a mythic journey every hero takes from ordinary to extraordinary. Joseph Campbell was expert in mythology who wrote …