Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

What Really Holds You Back?

Dandelions. These yellow ‘flowers’ populate lawns each spring. Initially, it seems easiest to just run the lawnmower over top of them.  After all, they will disappear…for a day or two. But the dandelions will soon reappear in even greater force. … Continued

What’s Your One Degree?

One degree can make a big difference – especially over time. Imagine your next flight. What if the navigator plotted a course that was off by one degree? Aviators will tell you that for every one degree traveled off course … Continued

Summer Reading List…

I love summer for a number of reasons. Besides the warm weather and family vacation, I love the extra window of time summer adds for reading. There are so many books and so little time, but here are a few … Continued

Overcoming Squirrels & Other Distractions

“Squirrel!” If you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning animated movie “Up”, you’ve watched “Dug” the talking dog and his talking dog colleagues get immediately and completely distracted by the sight or sound of squirrels. It doesn’t matter what they are doing, … Continued

6 Best Practices for Second Chair Leaders

In my last leadership tip of the week I gave you four insights to help you maintain perspective as a second chair leader. This week’s tip looks at six best practices that will help you maximize your impact as second … Continued

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Grow Your Mentoring Relationship

Ask: What could we do to take our time together to the next level? Why: This simple check-in question provides an intentional opportunity for the mentee and mentor to reflect and evaluate the mentoring relationship and meetings. It gives both … Continued

4 Insights For Second Chair Leaders

These four quick tips will help you maintain perspective and a healthy attitude if you sit in the second leadership chair. 1. Second Chair Isn’t Second Class We seem to be conditioned to think that first chair leadership is better … Continued

The Power of Thankfulness

I was having lunch with a friend of Arrow a few months ago. In my new role as President of Arrow in Canada, I have been inviting input to guide my leadership so I asked for his advice as I … Continued

Rebuilding Hope

How do you get perspective and rebuild hope? There is one spot that I love to go to be alone to do just that. It is sitting in the cockpit of our sailboat. I love the early morning as the … Continued