The Best of the Best …

Best of LWG - MonthlyThe latest collection of great leadership thinking from the Lead with Giants community …

I am always very honored, a bit flattered, and feel in way over my head to be connected with this group of innovative and creative leadership development folks.

If you are familiar with the LWG community, you already know what I mean.

If you are not yet acquainted with them, you are in for a treat …


A Little Traveling Music, If You Please …

image_thumb.pngI am rather pleased with my recent post on SmartBlog on Leadership

In it, I used the metaphor of packing for a journey to go a little deeper into our leadership heads and focus not on how we lead others, but on how we lead ourselves.

Of course, how we lead ourselves is ALL about how we lead others …

The analogy is simple and easy to understand, but not as easy to apply, especially to ourselves.   We pack for our leadership journeys and include some things, while hopefully leaving other things out.  Our choices about what goes and what is left are key to healthy and effective leadership.

Click the link below to read the entire post:

Leadership and All That Baggage …

What do you think of my observations?

What important things to leave behind did I miss?

What can you do to become aware of those things that might otherwise “sneak” into your preparations for your journey?

Humming along, while I try to get the darn top closed on a very full suitcase in the Heartland …




My 30 Seconds or So of Fame …

Television - guys cheering“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  

Andy Warhol

So I might as well enjoy it while it lasts, right?

I recently participated in a panel discussion around blogging for business with several other very accomplished folks from our area.   The show recently aired on All About Business St. Louis (AAB)    

As with any television experience, I cringe  a little when I see myself on the screen, but feel that a good amount of useful statements about blogging and business from our group “made the cut” from a much larger amount of film shot.  

My co-participants were thoughtful, articulate, and very business-oriented … the energy in the room was easily sensed and the wisdom shared from these very accomplished professionals is solid.

You can find an archived copy of Episode 51 on YouTube or on the AAB website.

Television - bored guyPlease feel free to comment, critique, argue about, or make fun of my small role. 

After all, it’s just TVSmile

Amanda and the crew at All About Business St. Louis (AAB) deserve a big round of applause.  They do at least three things really well:

1)  AAB makes the process of shooting video footage a really enjoyable and stress-free activity. 

2)  AAB folks are magicians at changing diverse content into a cohesive, informative and useful production.

3) AAB focuses on the St. Louis area and business-related topics, highlighting local people, activities, and events that otherwise might go unsung.

Check out their website … you might be surprised what you find about business life here in the Heartland.

Preparing for the autograph–seeking hordes to descend in the Heartland ….


Ten Rules for Blogging Success …

Computer and Guy

Rule 1:  Do NOT believe anyone who tells you that blogging can only be successful if you follow 10 rules …

Rules  2 through 10:  Repeat Rule Number 1 as often as you need to …


Now if I were making suggestions …

     Find your voice … and exercise it.

     Write about what you care about.

     Do not keep score.

     Do proofread and review.

Engage with others who are doing              the same thing. 

    Reflect on what happens.

    Enjoy the ride.

 Any questions?

 Feeling rather liberated in the Heartland ….