Good Leaders: How do you guarantee you will “think out of the box?”

The beaches of Del Mar, California present the perfect setting for a leadership retreat. It's easy to find fresh energy walking along the crashing surf. "Thinking out of the box" is one of my favorite cliches. It makes me chuckle like a good Dilbert cartoon! Isn't "thinking out of the box" just another way to say we need creativity in our leadership?  Recently my [...]

Good Leaders: How freely do you give trust?

This selfie was taken at the moment of lift-off on my first hot air balloon ride. The adventure above San Diego County was an exceptional trust-building exercise for leaders. Last week could have been the perfect winter week for me: facilitating a leadership retreat in southern California, walking Del Mar beach every morning, checking off one of my [...]

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