These Trust Traits Are Lacking in Some Public Officials—See If You Agree

Trust is one of the most important attributes of candidates seeking to serve in public office. Here’s a “Trust List” to consider—how you would rate the current candidates on these traits:  Shows respect for others Demonstrates good values Shows good judgment Shows maturity Trustworthy Healthy self-confidence Listens and takes counsel This list is included in […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 27, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1933, about 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York City. This protest occurred 5 years before the start of World War II. The leadership lesson? Remember to balance the facts with your own intuition as a leader. Better to handle a challenging or difficult situation […]

14 Signs You’re An Emotionally Intelligent Person

Are you an emotionally intelligent person? Assess where you are with author Dan Schawbel’s list and article below, and share your comments –  You’re constantly striving to understand the human condition. You’re inherently curious about the way other people live. You’re self-aware about your shortcomings and strengths. You place an emphasis on living in the […]

Spring has Sprung – Leading with Honor Training Options

Spring officially sprung this weekend! Before vacation season, now is a great time to kick off you or your team’s professional development with Leading with Honor Training. Regardless of group size, we have something for you. Learn More and please share –

On This Day in Leadership History, March 21, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1989, it was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation for gambling on baseball. In 2004, after years of public denial, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds. A switch hitter, Rose is the all-time Major League leader in […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day – Celebrating This Religious Leader

Saint Patrick is a leader with some staying power as evidenced by the annual remembrance of his life and death. Take a moment and learn more about this religious leader from Wikipedia – Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as […]

When Leadership Strengths Get Out of Balance – Check Out This List

Here’s what strong leadership strengths become when get they get too out of balance – Confident – Self-centered, talk mainly about their agenda, discount others Decisive – Opinionated–sometimes wrong but never in doubt Initiating – Too aggressive to get what they want Outgoing – Need to be the center of attention Accurate – React strongly […]

How to Mitigate Emotional Hijacking: Offensive and Defensive Strategies

(Editor’s Note: This month, we’re featuring a guest article from physicians and healthcare coach, Jane Thilo, on this important topic. It’s timely advice for leaders in all industries.) By Jane L. Thilo, MD, MS, Leaders Go First, Bellevue, WA Despite the packed schedule, the morning is off to a great start and the team is […]

Today is a Special 43rd Anniversary – Celebrate with Us

Today (and every year), we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Operation Homecoming where Lee and his comrades were released from the POW prison camps of Vietnam. Please join us in celebrating this historical marker—below is a clip from 2013 celebration event held at the Nixon Foundation –    

On This Day in Leadership History, March 13, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1901, Andrew Carnegie announced that he was retiring from business and that he would spend the rest of his days giving away his fortune. His net worth was estimated at $300 million. One year later in 1902, Andrew Carnegie approved 40 applications from libraries for donations (as just […]

3 Reasons Millennials Are Getting Fired – An Article

What’s this growing trend with 18-34 year olds getting fired? Bottom line—employers are fed up with the Millennial generation’s work attitude and ethics. Please read more from, but the 3 takeaways are – Employers don’t want to be parents. The anti-work attitude isn’t appreciated (or tolerated). Millennials’ happiness isn’t the employer’s responsibility.