Be a Fire Marshal, not a Fire Fighter

Leaders are often tasked with putting out fires. There are always problems that need to be solved and crises that need to be averted. It is the nature of the job. But what


If you always win when you're gambling, you're not gambling at all. True bets, the ones that payoff big, need to have risk attached. Otherwise, you're not stretching yourself. It's in this stretching

The Hard Work

Having to do hard stuff, the real shit work, doesn’t mean I’m in the wrong job. Quite the opposite; I’m doing the hard stuff because I’m in the right

Missing a Deadline

Missed deadlines is a failure of leadership and not solely of execution. Many don’t want the responsibility of that statement but then, why are you in leadership? It’s our job to