Are You Surprised? 3 Reasons Why Compassion Leads to Disruption

Do you remember a time when you changed vendors because they understood your needs better.  The old provider never seemed to get it quite right, failing to listen to what you said you needed.  They seemed to care more about what was easiest for them than serving you as a customer.  But then you found… Read More

5 Steps to Leverage Your Innovative Leadership Power like Elon Musk

  In a recent Forbes article, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen noted that Tesla has 2 critical components in building their success – innovation and leadership.  Let’s look at 5 ways Musk leads innovation and how you can use them as 5 steps to leverage your innovative leadership power.    1.  Find Your Purpose and Passion… Read More

5 Ways the Fear of Pain Drives us To Create Radical Change

Chris Burkard calls himself a surf photographer. I imagine you are thinking he basks in the sunshine of exotic beaches of Maui, Rio or the Virgin Isles. He used to love those locations until he launched his crusade against the mundane.  That was when we purposely pushed himself to explore the best waves in the… Read More

5 Essential Actions Disruptive Leaders Take in Traumatic Situations

Sunday we commemorate the September 11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of over 3000 people and shattered the lives of thousands more.  The entire country has been shaped by the events of that tragic day. How can we as leaders disrupt that trauma?  How can we step forward and help others change their lives… Read More

Are You as Bold as our Founding Fathers?

240 years ago a small gathering of men tried something ridiculous.  They didn’t know if it would work.  After all, many and tried and failed.  No one had succeeded – at least not in modern history. Many told them they were crazy to try.   “That idea is too bold.  Why not settle for a smaller… Read More