When to Critique

When to Critique

For many years I coached my Grandson – Jackson in soccer. Unfortunately, I was not able to coach him this particular season. The other day I watched anxiously from the sideline while he played. He is a natural athlete and was having a great game. However, the...
Positive Energizers

Positive Energizers

“Grandpa, it was a great day.” Marie Diane Hansen   One of the most powerful highlights on being positive came from my Granddaughter. She was so excited about her first day of school yesterday that she face timed me and said, “Grandpa, it was a great day.”...
Keys to Creating Awesome Teams

Keys to Creating Awesome Teams

Creating awesome teams is an art and it requires that you care deeply about the big picture. In this excellent short video from Stanford’s eCorner, Cyriac Roeding gives four foundational elements to creating a great...
Ethics is the Heart of Leadership

Ethics is the Heart of Leadership

Ethics is the heart of leadership, which is the title of one of my favorite books on both leadership and ethics.[i] The author, Joanne Ciulla, unites ethics and leadership in one topic because each is a part of the other. First, Ciulla defines leadership as a moral...
Chiune Sugihara – How Ethics Shapes Leadership

Chiune Sugihara – How Ethics Shapes Leadership

If you were the Japanese Consul in Lithuania during WWII and your government instructed you that you could not issue transit visas to Jews to leave Europe, what would you do? This is the story of Chiune Sugihara, and it illustrates the real-world ethical issues...
George Raveling – An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

George Raveling – An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

A frenzied crowd, a bad call, an intense game – a packed university arena quickly going out of control. Plastic cups, paper sacks crumpled into balls, just about anything that could be thrown by a fan zoomed onto the court. George Raveling, the Washington State Coach,...