Dabo Swinney’s Approach to Goal Setting

For the fourth straight year, Clemson University has made it to the College Football Playoffs. Led be Coach Dabo Swinney, the Tigers will face Notre Dame on December 29 to try to make it back to the championship game. I was fortunate to talk to Coach Swinney a few months ago when I interviewed him … Continued

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4 Ways to Recruit and Hire Like A GM

In my recent conversations with leaders, the topic of hiring top talent has come up consistently as a challenge. I keep hearing, “Recruiting great talent is getting harder and harder.” It’s clearly a pain point that executives are navigating. So how can we recruit and hire great talent in this type of competitive environment? What … Continued

Donald Miller Explains Why Clarity is the New Creativity

If you want your customers to listen to you, listen to this. New York Times best-selling author and StoryBrand CEO Donald Miller, explains why clarity is the new creativity. At StoryBrand, they believe that if you can communicate really clearly on why you’ll make customers lives better — and do so in under five seconds — then … Continued

Donald Miller, StoryBrand

8 Podcasts to Help You Grow As A Leader

Whether I am walking the dog, sitting in car pool line or waiting for a plane to take off, I grab nuggets from podcasts all day.  Here are my top 8 leadership podcasts that I have in my library that I thought you might enjoy, too. Boss Files with Poppy Harlow: Conversations about business, leadership and innovation– Imagine you … Continued

The Next Time You Receive Tough Feedback, Do This One Thing

Receiving negative feedback can be tough, but there is a right way to respond. So often our gut reaction to criticism is to get defensive and immediately discredit the source and the feedback itself. And it’s in those moments that we instead need to trade defensiveness for curiosity. We can’t have a productive conversation with someone … Continued

How to Apply Navy SEAL Principles to Everyday Leadership

Commander Rorke Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and has led special-forces missions all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In this two minute clip from when he joined me as a guest on my podcast, he explains how to apply some of the Navy … Continued

My 2018 Summer Reading List

The top business leaders are fueled by curiosity, and one way they satisfy this curiosity is through reading. Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, whether you’re relaxing at the beach, passing time on an airplane, or taking advantage of a slower pace while your colleagues are on vacation. The written word- … Continued

Ginger Hardage on Why to Hire Tough so You Can Manage Easy

Want to empower employees and improve your company culture? Former SVP of Culture & Communications for Southwest Airlines, Ginger Hardage spent 25 years championing the values at the heart of Southwest’s legendary culture. She was a guest on my podcast recently and, in this clip, she explains why it’s so important to hire tough so … Continued

Suzy Welch Explains the 10-10-10 Rule for Making Tough Decisions

Have difficulty making tough decisions? Maybe Suzy Welch’s 10-10-10 rule could help. She explained how the 10-10-10 filter works and the inspirational (and comical) story behind it when she was a guest on my podcast. In this 60 second clip, she breaks down what 10-10-10 stands for and how it can impact your life immediately: 10 … Continued

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make

Communicator, author and pastor Andy Stanley recently joined me on Game Changers to talk about the characteristics of leaders worth following and the mistakes that even good leaders can sometimes make. In this four minute excerpt from our conversation, he discusses the three biggest mistakes leaders make: Confuse responsibility and competency Make too many decisions … Continued