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Mike's Messages | Believe in More

A special member of my team, Linda Lynch, lost her brother one year ago today. Michael Klein was too young, too healthy, too in love with his family, and too full of life to leave this earth when he did.

While Mike is terribly missed by many, he leaves a legacy that affects complete strangers. Out of the tragedy of his untimely death, there is an abundance of lessons we can all learngood things can rise.  

Relax and Infuse Joy into Your Leadership

Episode 026 of my leadership podcast is a conversation I had with Amy Lisewski.

Amy is the founder and CEO of Finest City Improv; the author of, Relax, We’re All Just Making This Stuff Up: Using the tools of improvisation to cultivate more courage and joy in your life; and a fellow Vistage Worldwide speaker.

3 New Year Resolutions for the Legacy Leader

We do it every single December.

Customarily, in the post Christmas lull, we busy ourselves making a list of resolutions for the upcoming year. At one time or another, we all have made the resolution for weight loss, cessation of some bad habit, or a promise to yourself to be more organized.

Legacy Leadership is a Deliberate Practice

I often tell the story of a world-class archer; he is a fierce competitor, holds multiple championship titles in his respective sport. No one can compete with this archer or so he thought.

Leading People and Making America Beautiful

It was exciting to be the keynote speaker for a large gathering Schwarze Industries hosted for all their distributors. And to my great fortune (and probably a little to his misfortune) I got stuck in traffic for 90 minutes with the president of Schwarze Industries—Howard May.

Optimism and Leadership | It's Morning Again

When President Reagan took office on January 20, 1981, the nation was suffering from the longest and most sustained period of inflation in national history. Gas lines. High unemployment. High interest rates. The prime rate reached 21%. People had 18% seconds on their homes.

Profit is Merely a Result - Leadership and Value Creation

Episode 022 of my leadership podcast is part two, of a two-part conversation I had with the founder and former CEO of Million Dollar Baby Company - Daniel Fong. 

Leadership is an Attitude of Gratitude | 4 Steps to an Extraordinary Thank you

Leadership is the deliberate and conscientious practice of an attitude of gratitude. A genuine thankfulness ought to be the guiding light of our leadership journey.

Visionary Leadership | Founder of Million Dollar Baby, Daniel Fong

Episode 021 of my leadership podcast is part one, of a two-part series conversation I had with the founder and former CEO of Million Dollar Baby Company - Daniel Fong.

Leadership Lessons Learned Deep in a Doughnut Hole

In episode 020 of my leadership podcast, is a great conversation with Richard Reinis, a partner at Thompson & Coburn LLP, who also found himself selling doughnuts and scaling quickly. In addition to practicing law, Rich is also the owner of Great Circle Family Foods, a major Krispy Kreme franchisee.