Yesterday I had the distinct privilege of speaking to 24 members of the Army's Family Medicine residency program. These folks have chosen a profession of service to others, both as a US Army officer and as a medical professional. It is inspirational to be around folks like that. We talked at length about how to be an adaptive leader, and how to take care of people. All so very
Aug 8 - During my public presentations I remind folks that we are a Nation at risk. We are at risk from external threats (Russia, Iran, North Korea, ISIS.....) and internal threats like divisive people and lack of respect for law enforcement personnel. A major internal threat these days is domestic terrorism, as evidenced by recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.
Lots of discussion over the past couple of days about the reason for domestic terrorism. Folks are debating gun control (again), the impact of violent video games, etc. I am convinced that the major issue is that we as a Nation have turned away from God.
2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and I will heal their land. Being a military
I have been blessed to take many folks from Celgene on leadership tours of Gettysburg over the past 4 months. Celgene is a great pharmaceutical company primarily because of their leaders and their people. Great folks who always aspire to be better leaders...more adaptive, concerned, caring and focused. Everytime I am with them I come back a better leader myself.
July 30 - Had a wonderful opportunity to take leaders from Bayer on a leadership tour of Lexington/Concord and Bunker Hill. There is so much to be learned about leadership by studying leaders from the past, and then applying those lessons learned to what we are doing
As I travel through corporate America, one topic always comes up: prioritization. There is a major issue with folks trying to do too much. They are feeling like Chinese plate spinners, trying to keep hundreds of plates in the air all at the same time without allowing any of them to hit the floor and break. To help with that, I lead workshops on prioritization. Here are some key points:
1) If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority. It is imperative to make a complete list of all ongoing activities (both personal and professional) and then prioritize that list. Determine what is urgent, and what is important.
2) General Dwight Eisenhower developed what has been termed the Eisenhower box. If something is urgent and important, do it now. If it's important but not urgent, put it on your calendar to do it later. If it is urgent but not