Shh. I’m Leading.

When we conjure up mental images of leaders we often think of those who are in front of a crowd. Demanding to be heard. Like Martin Luther King, Jr and his inspirational I have a Dream speech. Or Steve Jobs and his iconic Apple Inc. product launches. But what about the quiet leader? Is that an…

3 Secrets of Great Leadership in 3 Seconds

This week I had the honor of participating on an alumni panel at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). This was my chance to give back, by sharing some advice with the incoming students of the various graduate programs offered by the business school. Standing in front of a full room of future M-somethings,…

ish happens

ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, “that shirt is red-ish.” Or, “I’m feeling sick-ish.” And sometimes, “the weather is a bit warm-ish.” Describing things as ish is handy, because it helps us avoid committing when we’re…

Stage Door to Leadership

In an empty theater, an actor stands on the stage overlooking a row of men and women seated in the audience.   These are the decision makers who will decide if he is cast in the play.  The director.  The choreographer.  The producers. The actor is on the last phase of what has been a grueling and lengthy…