Giving Yourself The Home-Court Advantage

A complaint about executive leadership I hear often is managing the illusive “work/life” balance.  We all dream of our life fitting into balanced compartments but it doesn’t usually work out that way. As leaders, more often than not we’re working more than we planned and find that we regularly take home work with us at […]

Stop Changing the Plan

For a lot of nonprofit leaders, the reason they don’t ever feel like they’re accomplishing their goals is because they constantly change their strategy mid-execution. If strategy fulfilment is represented by A – Z, many leaders stop at “G” because they came up with a “newer, flashier” strategy. I’m not saying that if an organization is working […]

Captain Jack and 20 years of failure

On the plane ride down to Orlando recently I was watching the Larry King show where he interviewed Johnny Depp.  After some basic questions, Larry began asking him some more personal questions about Depp’s rise to success as an actor. Because I didn’t know a lot about his story, I was surprised to find out […]