How Big Is Your World?

My wife and I just returned from two weeks in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.  It was an incredible trip; a trip of a lifetime.  Every day I found myself overwhelmed by either the art, the architecture, nature, the people, food, or all five!  Each day involved some...

High-Performance Teams…and Their Leaders

High-Performance Teams…and Their Leaders I have worked a long time.  I have had an interest in leadership since high school.  I’ve been part of some very good teams, not all high-performance.  I have been part of some teams that you would have thought would be good...

Leadership and My Father

In memory of my father, Robert T. Struck, April 26, 1921 – April 21, 2017. Reprinted from May 4, 2015. Leadership and My Father It took me many years to learn the greatest lessons of leadership from my father.  They were subtle.  Dad has his PhD in Chemical...

The Culture of Accountability

The Culture of Accountability It has been my experience that the largest majority of people want to be successful.  They want to do their jobs well.  They want to live their lives well.  The highest performers want to be held accountable, and they want their teammates...

Preparation

The Coach is In…  Preparation “Serenity may not be what one achieves in old age; it may be one of the fruits of what one has learned by preparing while one is young.”  Robert Greenleaf I took the first week of February off (hence, no writing).  Vacations, for me, are...

The Power of Personal Awareness

There are few things more important than our ability to be aware of who we are – internally, and who we are in the world – how others see us. This ability allows us to navigate the world around us more successfully, particularly if we can pay attention to the...