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Capitol Ideas: New Responsibilites

Business, Leadership

The Senate President The term “servant leadership” was first coined and elaborated on by Robert K. Greenleaf back in the 70’s.  Though espoused by management and leadership writers like Steven Covey and Ken Blanchard, the concept goes back much earlier…

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

Business, Leadership

The Legacy of Coach John Wooden The greatest opportunity for all young professionals can be found in the lessons of Coach John Wooden, who recently passed away at the age of 99. “He was bigger than just our school, he…

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Leadership NOW

Business, Leadership

It’s More Than First Impressions Recently, I had the opportunity to address the 2010 LEAD Brevard graduating class. I want to share with you some of the conversation from that evening because we desperately need quality leadership.  “Change” has become…

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So You Want to Open your Own Business?

Business, Leadership

A Game Plan for Entrepreneurial Success Information on how to run a business is readily available.  The real question is: “what is a good business idea and how do I know if it will work?”  Here are some concepts to…

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Capitol Ideas: Fighting for our Future

Business, Leadership

Each generation seems to have an event that serves as a defining moment.  For many of our parents they remember where they were when the attack on Pearl Harbor was announced.  That event galvanized and mobilized a generation and forever…

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Leaving the Waffle House

Business, Leadership

Never Underestimate the Power of Resolve In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés landed with a fleet of twelve ships near the present day city of Veracruz, Mexico. With a flotilla of less than one thousand soldiers, a dozen horses and…

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“Why Should I Believe You?”

Business, Leadership

3 Questions that Determine Leadership Credibility Employees of the younger generations, Gen X and New Millennial, encompass half of the U.S. workforce. These generations don’t bow to authority, they question it. They don’t automatically believe that leaders are telling the…

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Hearing the Cry for Freedom!

Business, Leadership

Hearing the Cry for Freedom! Linking Economic Independence and Personal Liberty “Remember democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.  There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams, April 15, 1814 One sometimes…