Be Straight with People

Be Straight with People

As a rooftop leader, there’s going to be times when you have to do things that are not pleasant. You’re going to have to do things with your coworkers that involve you standing up for things. With your associates and your employees where you have to hold...
Leadership is Forever

Leadership is Forever

As I look at my life, six years after retirement from the military, after 23 years, I am coming to see more and more that leadership is forever, that is, real leadership.  Rooftop leadership is forever and that’s why I chose this title for the third video...
The Opposite of Fear

The Opposite of Fear

The opposite of fear, is love. The greatest counter poised to fear the ancients believed is love, the love of the individual warrior for his brothers in arms.  At Thermopylae, on the final morning when the last surviving Spartans knew they were all going to die,...
Every Breath is Precious

Every Breath is Precious

The thing that I learned that I want to talk about today as we go into Memorial Day is that “Every Breath is Precious”. Every breath we take in, every breath we let out is precious because our time on this earth is limited and we don’t know how much time we...
Creating a Movement

Creating a Movement

A movement is where people take action, in a collective way, that they otherwise wouldn’t take in the face of high stakes, high risk, ambiguity and complexity. Yet they take a stand, shoulder to shoulder, and achieve a tipping point that sways the scales, tips...