Go where the friction is

Go where the friction is

You can’t lead people in a one-size-fits-all way anymore—particularly in the remote environment. And so, as a leader, I need to understand every individual on my team—especially my direct reports. What do my direct reports need, and how do I meet them where...
Build your bench

Build your bench

Having an NFL quarterback on your team is never a bad thing. In a recent discussion with Tyler Palko, our VP of Business Development, we discussed how important talent development is to collegiate football teams. Interestingly, he explained that finding the absolute...
Delegation is an act of trust

Delegation is an act of trust

Delegation is one of the most challenging skills leaders must learn if they want to build trust in their team. Quite honestly, if you are not delegating, you will be stuck managing systems and doing only the work you can handle on your own. Until you can learn to let...
The courage to deliver

The courage to deliver

My favorite essay of all time was written in 1899. I have drawn inspiration from it for over 25 years: “A Message to Garcia” by Elbert Hubbard. It tells the story of how “the fellow by the name of Rowan delivered a message to Garcia, the leader of the Cuban rebels. He...