Be The CRO – 2 Ways to Communicate with Clarity

Much of success in business relies on getting everyone on the same page. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  In the Army, we reviewed ‘comms’ (communications) procedures during pre-mission briefings to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency.” In this case, gaining clarity could mean the difference between life and death. In team sports like football and baseball, we see players and coaches using all sorts of signals and methods to achieve communications clarity to have precise…

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Why I think “#BellLetsTalk” is missing an important point about Mental Health

You may have seen memes of a lion or battle-hardened soldier with the words ‘The Problem With Being Strong Is That Nobody Bothers to Ask.’ I’ve asked I’ve talked. I’ve tried. But it seemed that nobody listened. It seemed that nobody wanted to hear.   I am a big man; I’ve lived a big life, and I come across as hard and strong. I’ve led soldiers and emergency responders and been extremely successful. Yet I have failed. Failed in relationships, struggled in business and made moral mistakes…

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5 Steps You Can Use To Build a “First Team” Mindset

Credit to: Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group for the "First Team" concept and  Dalmau Consulting for the image I loved my job. I was part of a powerful and effective executive team, to whom I was loyal. I had no problem identifying that they were the team that I was personally responsible and accountable to. They were my ‘First Team’. I had built my own team into a great team. People who took on some of the most complex projects you could imagine and not…

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