Category Archive: Values

10 Questions to Ask when Choosing Leaders

One of the most painful mistakes of leadership is choosing the wrong leaders. The difference between success and failure begins with choosing the right leaders. (And ejecting the wrong.) Three mistakes when choosing leaders: #1. Overlooking introverts.… Continue reading

Succeeding with Three Challenges that Derail Leaders

Three Challenges that Derail Leaders: Challenge #1: Self-development during seasons of success. Talent’s halo makes you over-estimate your abilities and under-estimate your need for growth. I often ask audiences to raise their hands… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Values Gap and Find Vitality

“Gaps in our lives drain the positive power to make a difference in the world.” Hyrum Smith, author of, “The 3 Gaps.” The 3 Gaps: The belief gap: Is there a difference between… Continue reading

Dad Let Me Suffer

Values are nurtured by those we respect. Sometimes the journey is painful. The birth of a value: When I was a kid, living on our dairy farm in Central Maine, I received an… Continue reading

3 Lessons from Giving Away my Wife’s Money

I cashed my wife’s $48 check and determined to give it away. A few days later we found ourselves in line behind a young couple in a department store. She’s holding a small package of diapers.… Continue reading

The Most Important New System You Could Implement in 2016

Leaders spend too much time crafting values statements and too little putting them into practice. The work isn’t crafting values; it’s living them. The most important new system you could implement is one that enables… Continue reading