It's been said there are three rules for developing good leaders, but unfortunately no one knows what they are! The misconceptions of what makes a great leader have caused many organizations to choose leaders based on stage performance, confidence, passion for personal achievement and other personality characteristics – and often those choices have failed spectacularly. In [...]
2013 was full of "road trips" - first-time stops at some new places on the map as well as return visits to some of my favorite locales. Each of them was another interesting journey all its own. Sacred Ground: The 9-11 Memorial in New York City and the remembrance tributes along the route of the [...]
One of the best things about 2013 was the many faces I met along the road. Whether at work or play, some amazing people touched my life and made this year one to remember. (l-r) ABC News Channel 10 Reporter Bob Lawrence featured my "Full-Throttle Leadership Ride" on a stop in San Diego, where I [...]
It's not often you get a chance to be part of something truly historic. I had that opportunity earlier this year on Nov. 22. in a place named Dealey Plaza. It's a location I know well. Some of you might not know that I spent many years researching the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy for a variety [...]
Another year is nearly done, so it's the time to look back and reflect on the amazing adventures, incredible people and inspiring moments we experienced in 2013. Influence was a running theme throughout this year; from working with organizations and individuals on business strategies, facilitating team building events, speaking at conferences or just meeting people as I made my [...]
The Full-Throttle Leadership Ride is MPI's "First Thing" feature in this month's issue of The Meeting Professional magazine. Check it out!