Uncomfortable Growth

“The reality is we’ve gone from an average football team to a good football team; to a great football team and we’ve worked hard to do those things…but we’re not an elite football team, yet.”

The ninth-ranked Nittany Lions had just lost to No. 4 Ohio State University, 27-26. In his postgame press conference, Head Coach James Franklin took responsibility and cast a vision for Penn State’s football program.


The Four Commitments of High-Performance Organizations

Which $10 billion franchise is predicted to challenge Starbucks in the fast-food experience?

If you think Chick-fil-A, Mark Kalinowski of Kalinowski Equity Research agrees. “Can they reach $30 billion? I think that’s a realistic goal if you give them enough time,” Kalinowski told Business Insider. Starbucks, with $20.49 billion, is in second place to McDonald’s $38.52 billion No. 1 spot.

Three good reasons

According to Business Insider’s, Steven John,…

The Three Creations of Leadership

It’s easy to become so well-adjusted to the culture that we fit into it without even thinking. Sixty-years ago, a leisurely lifestyle indicated someone’s success. Now, there is a subtle shift toward busyness. 

“How are you?” has become a casual greeting and superficial question. What’s the “correct” answer? I’m so…? Busy. Everyday people shine their busy badges and pin them on like a name tag. But why?

In the Harvard…

When Do You Know It’s Time?

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“You can take your leadership, your team, and your business to the next level,” I said to Cris as we connected over breakfast.

“How do you know if ‘It’s time’” he replied?

“Over the years, I’ve noticed three characteristics that indicate It’s time to go for your next level. It comes down to opportunity, DNA, and leadership.”


What Will You Take in 2019?

Like a summer morning sunrise the promise of a fresh start, a new calendar presses us to keep moving. The early weeks of our New Year vanish. We write Chapter 2019 of the Story, ready or not. What will it take to write the Story you want to tell? What will it take to achieve your full potential? What will it take for your team or organization to maximize this…

Where Do You Need to Move?

In my previous article, “Where Has Fear Got You?” I shared the story behind the re-launch of this blog, The People Project. For 18 months my writing was focused on my new book, LEADERS CREATE SPACE. Like a correctional officer, fear held me captive for several months as I contemplated re-engaging with you in this space. Worth noting: When there’s a relationship gap, it’s easy to imagine the…