Good Leaders: How do you find who you are?

Matt Norman (posing with his family) helps me see who I am through his Norman Views blog posts. The iconic tune: "On a clear day, rise and look around you, and you'll see who you are," is ringing in my ears as I write this summer-reading-list-blog. My mother played the Burton Lane movie tune - sung by Barbara [...]

Where are you getting your inspiration lately?

Don Shelby (center) was the final speaker of the 2013 Good Leadership Breakfast Series. He and I are pictured here with our clothier, King Bavender. The propaganda for the Good Leadership Breakfast Series claims: "Inspiration stronger than your morning espresso." With standing room only attendance, the 200+ guests who attended last week's highly-caffeinated meeting featuring Don Shelby were not [...]

How are you earning your growth today?

Matt Norman is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday, August 16. What comes to mind when you hear the word "inherited?" Perhaps a silver spoon or the family farm? I am drawn to the word "inherited" to describe Matt Norman's role as President of his family's Dale Carnegie franchise because of this descriptor: "to receive [...]

Are you ready to work less, have more fun and get better results?

The matriarch of popular psychology, Dr. Joyce Brothers, passed away last week.  She was an American pioneer, providing pointed insights on topics like relationships, power and money in the early days of television.  My favorite Dr. Brothers observation: "We're all trying to better ourselves...whether homemaker or executive, we all share a need to improve our lives." Dr. Brothers paved the [...]