Lessons in Leadership and Life

Growing up, my two hard-working and humble parents taught me I could be anything I wanted to be if I worked hard and remained kind, positive, caring and generous.

Read the article.

The Silent/Invisible Leader

“When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that she exists The Master doesn’t talk, she acts. When her work is done, the people say, “Amazing: we did it, all by ourselves!” -Tao Te Ching It is hard for many to think of leadership as silent or invisible. We are taught to believe that… Read more »

Read the post.

Leading with Love & Purpose

The pandemic has impacted everyone and it almost intentionally highlighted the need for mental health awareness to help people impacted by trauma, anxiety, and challenges, not only from COVID-19  but from other life experiences. After experiencing a horrific tragedy nine years ago, I knew that we needed to be more cognizant of the effect of… Read more »

Read the post.

Playing with Fire

Innovation is change that contains within it the promise of something better. It’s sexy. Its potential elicits excitement in anticipation that it will, in some way, make life easier by relieving us of one or more of life’s burdensome tasks or responsibilities. This is because we tend to think of innovation as an event occurring… Read more »

Read the post.

The Zen Leader – Know Thyself

In my early 20s, I left home for a few months to journey through East Asia. I traveled with two of my best friends, one large backpack and $3,000 in traveler’s checks. I would love to tell you a sexy story about being enlightened in the local ashram in Bangkok, but that would be a… Read more »

Read the article.

The Leader as an Artist, Sculptor, Painter

As a citizen-soldier, I think possibly one of the greatest strengths of the Reserve Components is its diversity. I am not talking about cultural diversity but rather individual diversity, the uniqueness inherent to every person on a team or in an organization

Read the article.

A New Definition of Success

The person who installed the card skimmer at a Speedway gas station on Detroit’s west side couldn’t have imagined that they would have such a positive effect on my life. I couldn’t have imagined it either that January day in 2012, when I learned that a thief had completely emptied my bank account. Pacing nervous… Read more »

Read the article.