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While on the road on a recent dignity tour, I met a manager of a cookie store that truly moved me. Her name is Allis. Allis has a near perfect turnover record, her people love her. She handed me this poem on attitude that acts as her compass in life and I would like to share it with all of you.


Leadership Linking, July 2016 Edition

Summer is officially here, and it brought along the July 2016 Edition of Leadership Linking! Sit back, relax, and read.  Each month we go on the search for you and share with you our 5 best leadership findings.


Celebrate your Victories and Defeats on your Leadership Journey

Frank Sinatra was right on!

 “That’s life, that’s what all the people say. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May…”

Ah yes, the immortal words of the legendary Frank Sinatra. I don’t know about you but in life and in the workplace sometimes I can feel defeated and sorry for myself. And then, like some imaginary friend, good news finds its way to me and I’m high on life! I’ve grown to truly appreciate my down times and my high times. Many people like to live somewhere in the middle. I’m not one to celebrate extreme highs or extreme lows; however, how cool does it feel when things are really cranking?!


What really matters at Christmas

It’s hard to believe Christmas is just about a week away and the New Year is right around the corner!


The magic of little things!

IMG_1560This past fall we took a family trip to Florida and one of the restaurants we ate at while down there was Joe’s Crab Shack. The atmosphere was great, the hospitality was friendly and the food was pretty good! Here is a bib that one of the waitresses put on my daughter Alina. They have a wonderful way of connecting in small, but meaningful ways; it’s these little things that matter most.


Back to the Basics

You know, there’s real power to getting back to the basics of Servant Leadership. It gives meaning to all of our interactions and reminds us why we’ve chosen to lead the way we do. Whether it is leading a group of people at work, leading through volunteering or leading your family, these interactions are all important.