Our Blog

The latest insights in leadership

Father, Coach, & … CEO?

Father, Coach, & … CEO?

I have never understood why people are so fascinated with titles and labels, but if I were one of these people, I would use the acronym “CEO” with more reverence. Lately, I’ve been noticing people concerned with seeking authority and respect from a title instead of...

read more
Calming the generational rub

Calming the generational rub

I got out of school more than 30 years ago. Since then, a tsunami of change and innovation has surrounded one stable, predictable element: Each generation wants to make their mark on the world in a different way than the generation before. And the generation that...

read more
Finding – and building – a championship team

Finding – and building – a championship team

Throughout my interactions, whether it is in my athletic career or in business, the theme always comes down to talent acquisition, recruiting or free agency. Whatever your industry calls it, making sure your team has the right people will give you the competitive...

read more
The evolution of timeless leadership

The evolution of timeless leadership

Lately, I have been getting called out on how Solutions 21 presents 21st-century leadership. On the one hand, we always talk about timeless leadership. On the other hand, we talk about the evolution of leadership. I have had several senior executives challenge me on...

read more
THE retention question

THE retention question

Turnover is expensive. I’ve seen cost estimates range from 30% of a departing employee’s annual salary for an entry level position to as much as 400% for a high level or very specialized executive. Yowza! And it’s no longer a secret that (to make a sweeping...

read more
Are you willing to be great?

Are you willing to be great?

From a very young age I wanted to be the best. I was obsessed with making myself better so I could one day live my dream of playing in the NFL. This was a lifelong dream and it consumed me. During my career in the NFL, I was blessed to be around a number of great...

read more
Weather? Or not…

Weather? Or not…

My knee can forecast the weather. Seriously. A doctor once told me that when a low-pressure front rolls in, the air isn’t the only thing that gets unstable. Apparently abused cartilage takes advantage of the change, making me a little unstable, too. Conflict is a lot...

read more

Get Started Today

Our team has decades of experience, research, and data to back up our methods: We’ve led teams, started and grown companies, suffered entrepreneurial failures, and built the credibility and experience to make your organization more successful in tangible ways.