Protect and serve

Remote video home camera
Adding layers of security is a leadership trait. iPhone screen shot.


The leader’s job is to protect and serve.

i always say find a million ways to stay motivated to get and remain healthy.

This concept is easily transferable to leadership.

Find a million ways to maintain and protect your organizational culture.

The photo above is a transferable tactic to our personal leadership at home too – find a million ways to maintain and protect.

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Fun is in the work freedom

Disney Institute Leadership Speakers


(photo: Another photo pulled from Google search. Old Disney Institute collateral piece. Circa 2004. Fun.)

Fun is in the work freedom.

Break free from the leadership porn addiction. And yes, you would be an extremely rare bird if you aren’t addicted.

The prolific use of inspiring leadership and success quotes is detrimental and addicting.

We can’t get enough.

We need to can and should break free and have a healthy, inspiring relationship with ourselves.

There is magic in formulating your own quotes, made from your personal convictions and experience, not from someone else’s “life movie”.

Lead like you mean it.

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Uncommon blogging

Have written five different blogs about life balance every single day since April Fools Day 2009. These blogs celebrate the genius of each seemingly ordinary day. There are four others. Doesn’t make sense until it does.

X-Factor winners Alex and Sierra are about to explode

Alex and Sierra video song debut
Told Cheryl last night that Alex and Sierra reminds us of us.


Was your yesterday sprinkled with a few very exciting moments?

Or was your whole day unusually exciting?

Or maybe, heaven forbid, was your yesterday a cluster mess.

Let’s assume we picked door number one – a few very exciting moments.

A recent weekend with college buddies inspired conversation about health care benefits and pensions.

Weird. Uncommon.

A decade can happen in the blink of an eye. We wake up one day and the kids are grown, for example.

The obvious but largely unchosen choice is to savor today and plan for tomorrow.

But we continue racing from one day to the next. Like everyone else.

What if we could rekindle a feeling similar to dreaming and preparing for a cross country bicycle trip – a gutsy, life-affirming and life-changing endeavor?

When was the last time we had something like that?

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