Leadership Love from LinkedIn
I ❤️ to write, and these days, I mostly write on LinkedIn. I've included copies of my daily posts here for your convenience. Please enjoy these inspirations from all around the world of leadership and everything else that enters my brain.
I tend to get lost whenever I’m in the woods.
I get so caught up in the serenity of the wilderness that I lose complete track of my whereabouts.
“Well hello, Mr. Cottontail. Would you please point me toward the parking lot?”
Now whenever I venture into the woods, I use a fancy...
Lions and tigers and bears, but why?
The San Diego Zoo exhibits these and hundreds of other spectacular animal species.
When my family and I visited the largest zoo in the United States, I was fascinated by the variety and signature characteristics of its residents.
I marveled at the massive...
“What travels the world but never leaves the corner?”
My co-workers and I stared blankly at one another as the zombie inched closer.
Two of our team members had already been zombified, and if we didn’t solve this riddle quickly, we would be next.
I heard someone yell, “a...
My dog knows relatively little about leadership, but he nevertheless imparted his wisdom during yesterday’s afternoon walk.
The plows had cleared the roads after a moderate snowfall, so we set out to enjoy the wintry scene.
I held his leash loosely in one hand as I attempted to tug a glove...
When you wake up in a puddle, you know you’re in for a long day.
We made our way toward our target on foot through heavily wooded terrain.
We didn’t carry tents, so I found myself a nice sloped spot on the ground, and I curled up in my poncho for a quick snooze.
Seeing as I had very little to give to the game of football in terms of my height, strength, speed, or coordination, I relegated my energies to its fandom.
The National Football League imposes limits on teams using a salary cap and a draft system designed to offset the prior year’s success...
During a recent eye exam, my optometrist sat me down for a glaucoma test.
She explained that she would use a machine called a tonometer to blow a “light” puff of air into my right eye, but that it was important for me to keep my eye open.
The back of my brain asked,...
I punched the address into my Maps app, and I carefully studied the proposed route.
I was only 15 minutes from my house, but I desperately needed the assistance.
My brain works in this fun way where I can conjure up maps of various surroundings, but I can’t always stitch them together.
There are a few things I love to see when I’m in an airport:
> Flight status = On time
> No line at Starbucks
> Families reuniting on the other side of baggage claim
But my favorite thing to see are tiny people pulling tiny suitcases.
When our kids were little, my bride and I gave...
It turns out that if you don’t go to class, you don’t get very good grades.
That explains how I turned in a 0.7 GPA during my second semester at college.
After the university asked me not to hurry back, I enlisted in the Marines where I developed a new appreciation for learning.
The plan of attack was clear. We were to approach from the south.
The General had given the order, and we marched swiftly forward toward our objective: Space Mountain.
There’s so much to see and do at Walt Disney World that it requires a precise military operation.
We surged forward to beat...
An authentic people leader seeks to understand themself, those around them, and the execution of their mission.
Yesterday, I shared a simple rating framework I use as a leadership prompt:
“How would you rate [a thing] on a scale of 1-10, what makes that rating as high as it is, and what...