A Group of People We All Need

A Group of People We All Need

Have you ever heard the expression “Personal Board of Directors?” Several times in the Bible, Proverbs says we need a “Multitude of Counselors.”  In my forty-plus years of leading organizations, I learned by experience that this is the truth! But unfortunately, in my...
Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Let’s face it, most organizations do not survive long term.  In fact, 96% don’t make it to 10 years. Rather than stating the obvious reasons organizations do not make it, such as profits or products, there are dangers you should look for.     Four Nails in the...
What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

If someone asks you this question, how would you answer?   Recently I was in Virginia Beach, Virginia, speaking at a conference when one of the attendees asked, “What do you do other than speaking?” Before I could think about it, I answered, “Well, I consult,...
WHY MY BIGGEST FAILURE BECAME A DEFINING MOMENT

WHY MY BIGGEST FAILURE BECAME A DEFINING MOMENT

At the age of 17, I began my first  business. When I was 27 years old, that business was a 5 million dollar operation. Wow! I made so many mistakes during these years; it would take a lot more than this twenty-minute talk to tell you about it. You have heard me say...