Ugly Hill

Is the hill really too tall to climb, or is it all in the mind? I could write a million words about Ugly Hill, it’s a real place with a...

Who Owns History?

How much does your perspective shape the way you understand something? Recently a couple buddies of mine came for a visit to discuss a...

The Mangudai

What can we learn from a 13th century Mongol selection process – and why do shared experiences have such power? Recently I read a couple...

Welcome Aboard

How quickly can your new employees become productive members of the team? One of my clients recently asked for help designing an...

Snow on the Desert

How do you keep a positive mental attitude in a tough situation? There are few situations tougher than when an aircraft goes down and...

Next Level Leaders

What does it take to lead successfully after you move up to the next level? You receive a promotion and now need to lead a larger group...

The Worth of Water

Do you really understand what your customer is asking for? In August 2011 I led 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, as we deployed to the Now Zad...

Purpose Power

What is intrinsic motivation? The temperature still hovered around 100 degrees when I arrived shortly after midnight on the 1st of...

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