Principle 7: Visualization

I'm preparing the lesson for tomorrow's Leadership Nampa class. I can't wait to hear how these emerging leaders answered 3 questions for Principle 7: Visualization.
1. Make a list of your top ten heroes, either still living or from history. What attributes or achievements do you admire in them? What if these same attributes or achievements could be realized through you?

Great new book on conflict management!

Congratulations to my colleague Andy Johnson on the release of his new book, Pushing Back Entropy: Moving Teams from Conflict to Health. According to the universal principle of entropy, conflict, the destructive kind, happens.  Doing nothing to prevent it will likely result in its eventual presence among your team.  In addition, healthy teams work together not only to prevent conflict but also to actively cultivate team health and all that comes from it.

Principle 8: Intention

Belief is the key in beginning to hunt for diamonds. Unless you believe there are gems present, the work of uncovering them is too hard, too long, and too speculative. 

New Book: The Complete Leader

Everything You Need to Become a High-Performing Leader

Randy and I started working on the book, The Complete Leader, over three years ago. We are thrilled to make it available to you on Amazon. We are passionate about helping leaders grow and optimize their influence in their organizations and their communities. We wrote The Complete Leader to provide practical ideas so that leaders can develop skills that will make a difference both professionally and personally.


The Complete Leader

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book, which I co-authored with my friend and colleague Randy Lisk.  You can purchase the book on Amazon or contact me at  The companion website will go live soon!

Principle 14: Persistence

President Calvin Coolidge wrote, "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

Principle 14: Persistence

Accept setbacks and failures as part of your life journey, and don't let them destroy or compromise your vision for the future.

A Great Coach

"A great coach believes in you more than you do yourself, and she coaches you for performance based on potential." - Ron Price


Top 10 Idaho Book Awards

Each year the Idaho Book Extravaganza honors Idaho’s best books and most talented authors. I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to my colleagues Dale Dixon and Whit Mitchell. They both won an award in the Top 10 Idaho Books, Non-fiction category! 

Principle 13: Enthusiasm

Henry David Thoreau used to lie in bed in the morning, telling himself all the good news he could think of: that he had a healthy body, his mind was alert, his work was interesting, the future looked bright, and a lot of people trusted him. He then rose to meet the day in a world filled with good things, good people, and good opportunities. He activated enthusiasm before beginning his day. In doing so, Thoreau took responsibility for his own level of enthusiasm.


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