True Success is Making Others Successful

By |2019-03-11T18:05:27-05:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

We all define success differently. While some measure success by the size of one’s bank account, investment portfolio or the square footage of one’s home, do those things really bring fulfillment and lasting happiness? What defines the indicators of real success? I believe true success is achieved w [Read More]

We Are All More Capable Than We Realize

By |2019-03-11T18:05:32-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Leadership, Life|Tags: , , , , |

This Thanksgiving holiday we all have so much to be thankful for. I’m a firm believer that we are masters of our own destiny for the most part, personally and professionally, and there are defining moments in our lives that fundamentally shape who we are and allow us to realize our full potential. S [Read More]

I Have Seen the Future, and it is Bright!

By |2019-03-11T18:05:43-05:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Career, Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , |

It is the day after the horrific attacks in Paris and the world is in shock. Paris holds a special place in my heart as I lived and worked there for a few months many years ago. I loved my time in Paris; the city oozes beauty, love, and dancing lights. Working in Paris, it was obvious to me that the [Read More]

Four Things I Learned From My Friend, Brian Kelly

By |2019-03-11T18:06:02-05:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , |

This week is a bittersweet week for me. My friend, mentor and colleague – Brian Kelly – left EY to assume the role of Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas. I am thrilled for Brian at the prospect of new opportunities and conquests. Hands-down, I believe there is no one bet [Read More]

The Power of Three Magic Words: I Don’t Know

By |2019-03-11T18:06:07-05:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Business, Communication, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

The other day I overheard a conversation in the airport. Sure, I overhear a lot of conversations at many airports but this one struck me as I waited to board my flight. A sharp-dressed older man in a blue Burberry sport coat, perfectly pressed tan slacks and a custom-tailored shirt was speaking with [Read More]

All Leaders Screw Up

By |2019-03-11T18:06:15-05:00May 9th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever sent out an email you shouldn't have?  It’s OK, we all do it.  It's natural and these kinds of things make us human.  Quite simply: we all make mistakes.  As I sat back and reflected on some of the mistake emails I have sent in my lifetime, I thought about a common question asked in in [Read More]

Four Business Lessons from My Dog

By |2019-03-11T18:06:15-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Business, Leadership, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Meet Dizzy. Dizzy is our 12-year old, five pound Maltese. My wife Kat and I raised Dizzy since she was a pup and she has filled our life with love and happiness. We named her Dizzy because of her boundless energy; when she was young she made you dizzy just watching her run around. Even today, as an [Read More]

Battlefield Leadership: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg

By |2019-03-11T18:06:18-05:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

This past March, I attended a fantastic leadership development experience organized by a company called Battlefield Leadership. The organization offers numerous programs but this one was called the Gettysburg Leadership Experience  and focused on exploring the leadership lessons on the historic batt [Read More]

Leadership: Title Versus Trait

By |2019-03-11T18:06:22-05:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |

What is a leader? This question has been studied and written about at length. I usually kick off the leadership courses I teach asking the participants to think about a leader who has made a difference in his or her life. Coaches, parents, teachers, bosses, mentors and family are all common answers. [Read More]

Be the Spork

By |2019-03-11T18:06:27-05:00May 9th, 2013|Categories: Career, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On February 28, 2009 incoming MSIS students and their families joined together for luncheon to celebrate their admission into the incoming MSIS class beginning this fall. I was one of the speakers welcoming the incoming and shared some words of wisdom in a speech I coined “Be the Spork.” The spork i [Read More]

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