The story goes,that a certain young man left home from the central states, selling all the belonged to him in order to seek gold during the Gold Rush of 1849. Upon his arrival he was full of hopes. He had made all the necessary efforts and preparations to become a rich man. He sifted
I am a frequent flier with an airline that always allows members of the military to board with the first group. I see young men and women, usually with military issue backpacks walk down the jetway. I have a nephew that is in a very elite military unit. He has deployed various times.
Friday check in: To review the challenge: Write down daily habits which you believe your pedestal leader has or had. Compare your own traits with this list. If you haven’t made this list yet, I would encourage you to stop right now, and take five minutes to write it out. There
In his book, “the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” world renowned author and speaker, “John C. Maxwell tells the story of Anne Schreiber. She was 101 years old when she died. She had worked for the IRS rather unsuccessfully, retiring in 1943 she made only $3,149 a
A reminder of the challenge: write the name of someone you look up to as a leader, and know enough about to list admirable traits. Then search for those traints in yourself and those around you. So what was the point, Karl? It was for you to not only find a role model, but to humanize
Since the beginning of the year we have been focused on honing or creating leaderships skills, so this post might seem like a little bit of a side road. But stick with me on this one. When a building is constructed, the key step is the placement of a cornerstone. This is what all cons
The habit is hard to break. You might be tempted to think at times that these exercises and challenges are a waste of time in theory. This couldn’t be further from the truth, they all come back to the basic fundamentals of leadership. Let’s look at the “why” behind this weekR
About two years ago, our daughter spent 18 months in Moscow, Russia. She observed that one of the major cultural differences between Russians and Americans was how they greeted each other. Americans will often walk down the hall saying “Hey, how are you?”, and just as casu
Congratulations. If you completed this week’s challenge you have done one of the hardest, most humbling things a leader can do. If you haven’t and can get up and do it right now, stop reading this and do so. If you must, send an email and ask that person for feedback. However, for tho
So we are reaching a peak for the feedback unit. Mind you – this is just the start. These four challenges are just the beginning of becoming a professional feedback receiver. It doesn’t happen in a month, but the growth you are capable of and steps you’ve already made have hopef
Karl is a certified ACE Coach. What this means to you is that many professionals that he has coached were willing to share their impressions of the experience. This is invaluable feedback for you when making a decision in which coach to choose.
View Profile on ACE