30 Lessons I Have Learned by 30

30 Lessons Learned by 30

This is an extremely difficult post for me to write because a day I have been dreading for quite some time is now upon me: I am turning 30 years old on July 24th. Earlier this year I wrote a post about not looking forward to turning 30 called Why I Am Having A Pre-30 […]

Leadership Development is not Exclusive

4 Ways to Invest in Your Own Growth

Leadership Development

Leadership Development is not exclusive, at least it shouldn’t be. It should be inclusive. The most important investment you can ever make is in yourself. It is the only investment that is guaranteed a positive return. It is the only investment that you can control. Developing your leadership skills is an important investment. We should […]

Reflection of the 4th

4th of July

As I celebrated the 4th of July this last Monday I had an unexpected and profound reaction to the most well-known tradition of the day, fireworks. I was with my brother and some of his friends in downtown Austin watching fireworks from a balcony. In addition to the fireworks by the city, I could see […]

The Power of the Team of Two

Team of Two

A couple years ago I wrote a book called The Turnaround (along with Bill Moyer) that focused on organizational culture. The creation of a Development Culture can turn around the results of any organization because you are investing the growth of people and there is no investment that guarantees a greater return. One of the most important aspects […]

Five Mistakes I Made Starting A Business

Mistakes I Made Starting a Business

I started a business in my last semester of college and although we have been pretty successful there really has only been one constant since the very beginning: Mistakes. Mistakes are learning experiences that help build us into more effective leaders. We all have to learn from our own mistakes, but hopefully through this post […]

Values, Inc. – A Must Read for all Business Leaders

Values, Inc

Some organizations just flat out get it right when it comes to doing business the right way. The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas is one of them. They understand that people are their most valuable resource and they live by a unique code of values. I had the pleasure of reading Values, Inc. written by Dina Dwyer-Owens, […]

Why Not Taking Action Equals Failure

Failure to Act Outweighs All Other Failures

Failure to Act

Failure is an interesting issue to write about and for some it is almost impossible. In sports sometimes you hear the phrase, “failure is not an option” used. I have learned that failure is indeed an option. In fact, failure is a constant. We are all going to fail, over and over again. It is […]

Why We Must Let Go to Lead

Let Go

When I was 12 years old I wrote something on my Dream List that I am not sure other boys my age would have written. I wrote down that I wanted to marry the woman of my dreams. I was able to cross this dream off my list on November 5, 2011. In between those […]

Create Your Own Spring Training

Lifelong Learning is Key to Success

Spring Training

This is one of my favorite times of year. The Major League Baseball season is upon us. Spring Training is wrapping up for all 30 teams. I love the idea of spring training! It is a time for teams to prepare for a new season. Training is essential for athletes Isn’t it interesting that all major sports […]