11 September 2014 0 Comments

Leadership Part 4

Concluding the elements that go into Presence in a leader. Succinctness Don’t you wish this was a trait that all of our leaders possessed?  Wouldn’t it be great to turn on “Meet the Press” one Sunday morning and actually have a politician answer a question with a simple “Yes” or “No” when that is all [...]

9 September 2014 0 Comments

Leadership Part 3

Continuing with the elements of Presence found in a leader. Eye Contact This hardly seems like a topic that requires comment.  When you meet someone, when you’re talking to them, look them in the eye.  Simple enough.  But that’s not always what happens. A few years ago I was conducting a class at a local [...]

4 September 2014 0 Comments

Leadership Part 2

In my last entry I discussed Presence as one of the elements of leadership.  Now, I’ll cover the elements of Presence. Vision Leaders are often visionaries.  They think outside of the box.  A discussion with a visionary will take you on a journey to unknown places.  Visionaries are dreamers so their concepts are not always [...]

2 September 2014 0 Comments

Leadership

During my life I have held several leadership rolls.  I have also had the privilege of working with and for many leaders.  Some of them have been very effective; some less so. My observations in the following several entries come from the leaders I have known and what I have learned from my own experiences [...]

26 August 2014 0 Comments

Reflections

Time flies when you’re having fun, they say.  What I barrel of fun I’ve had!  Rounding the corner last May, I’m on my way to 80 big ones above the grass.  Strange as it seems, I don’t feel that old…but how should I know how that feels, never having been there before? Sure, there have [...]

8 July 2014 0 Comments

Should You Consider Selling Life Insurance?

I never set out to be a life insurance agent as evidenced by my college major—Theatre Arts.  But, in 1960 at the age of 25, finding myself unceremoniously relieved of my duties as an assistant TV producer—and finding no other film company standing in line to hire me—I had to find a way to pay [...]