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Leading with Character: No Excuses

Leading with Character: No Excuses

My last blog, “Lead with Love,” received more comments than any of the hundreds of blogs I’ve published to date. I was pleasantly surprised with how strongly the topic of “love” resonated with readers. Thank you to the many who posted comments or sent me a note. This...
Leading with Character: Lead with Love

Leading with Character: Lead with Love

Leading with Character: Lead with Love I write this blog, “Leading with Character,” to give back a little bit for all the US Coast Guard gave me during my 40 years in uniform. I got more than I gave, and I gave a lot. So, it always warms my heart when I learn that my...
Leading with Character: Resolve to Exercise Moderation

Leading with Character: Resolve to Exercise Moderation

Leading with Character: Resolve to Exercise Moderation In my last blog, I offered some thoughts on starting the new year strong by practicing restraint. Following that theme, this week’s blog addresses exercising—not the physical kind—but the character-centered kind:...
Leading with Character: Resolve to Practice Restraint

Leading with Character: Resolve to Practice Restraint

I’m not a fan of making new year’s resolutions, but here we are preparing to step into 2024 with high expectations of breaking old habits and/or adopting new ones. From my own experience, new year’s resolutions, such as eating less or exercising more, are usually...
Leading with Character: The Happiness Conundrum

Leading with Character: The Happiness Conundrum

Leading with Character: The Happiness Conundrum Here we are in the midst of the holidays, and reminders are everywhere that “’tis the season to be jolly.” What comes to mind when you read those words? The holiday season means different things to different people. But...
Leading with Character: Alone but not Lonely

Leading with Character: Alone but not Lonely

Leading with Character: Alone but not Lonely Life seems to move so quickly, and another holiday season is already upon us. Although there are common themes such as joy, giving, and gratitude my experience is the holiday season means different things to different...