Working Toward Excellence at PASIC

Honored to be asked by the PAS Executive Committee to speak about Working Toward Excellence to emerging leaders at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis in November.

Working Toward Excellence nominated for Amazon's The Big Deal

The Kindle version of WORKING TOWARD EXCELLENCE is now being featured at an incredible price on Amazon’s Big Deal Promotion July 19- August 4 at http://tinyurl.com/kwt2wn6.  It was one of 4 titles nominated by Morgan James Publishing this time around.

Working Toward Excellence nominated for Amazon’s The Big Deal

The Kindle version of WORKING TOWARD EXCELLENCE is now being featured at an incredible price on Amazon’s Big Deal Promotion July 19- August 4 at http://tinyurl.com/kwt2wn6.  It was one of 4 titles nominated by Morgan James Publishing this time around.

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Writer

The ability to write well is one of the most valuable and marketable skills you can possibly have.  Quality writing is expected at every stop on your career path, from research papers and assignments for school, to applications and cover letters for jobs, to articles...

Culture is Like Water in an Aquarium, by Jeff Janssen and Jay Conger

Culture is one of the most influential factors in whether or not your organization, program, or team will achieve excellence.  According to ethnomusicologist Dorothea Hast, “Culture is defined as a group’s shared ways of experiencing, participating in, and...

The Secret of Teamwork at NASA

I came across a great quote by NASA’s Daryl Woods about teamwork in Jay Bilas’ new book, Toughness. “Responsible to the element, accountable to the mission.” Bilas, a former Duke basketball star under Mike Krzyzewski, simply said...

Quite Possibly, the Key To Excellence!

Thank you to author and leadership expert John Maxwell for the following story. Let’s say your goal is to chop down this tree. What would be your strategy?  One strategy would be to develop the value of consistency.  What that would look like is for you to take...

3 Ways to Help You Discover Your Passion

I state in my book, Working Toward Excellence, that it is very hard to work toward excellence if you are not passionate about what you do.  So how do you discover your passion? I am currently reading Fred 2.0 by Mark Sanborn, his follow-up to his 2004...

3 Virtues that Made Michael Jordan Michael Jordan

Today is MJ’s 50th birthday.  And reports abound that Michael wants to come back and play.  He just beat a player on his own Charlotte Bobcats team in a game of one-on-one.  The fire is still buring, no question about it. I grew up in Northwest Indiana a huge...

6 Ways to Build a Culture of Extraordinary Buy-In

I am reading a fantastic leadership book right now by David Novak called, Taking People With You.  It is extremely well-written, thought provoking, and inspirational, no matter where you are on your leadership journey.  In his chapter on “Being Your Best...