Community Service—Core Value or Competitive Edge?

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”   Mahatma Gandhi  Perhaps there has always been a need for people to “find themselves”—that is, discover who they really are and what their purpose in life ought to be.  Yet for those of us living in the second decade of […]


Kissinger, Mentoring—and You 

“Good character does not assure worldly success, or triumph in statecraft, but it does provide firm grounding in victory and consolation in failure.”  Henry Kissinger  Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy  Since Henry Kissinger’s passing at the end of 2023, there’s been much debate about his impact on everything from politics to high profile people in […]


Rest and Better Brain Power

I read a detailed article recently on the importance of rest and the brain’s ability to function at maximum capacity. Although the length of the article alone nearly put me to sleep after a long day, I found much of the evidence shared in the Scientific American piece extremely valuable. I especially needed to be […]

By Jared Wilke | What's Happening

Emotional Quotient and You: A Tale of Two Leaders

“The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.” John D. Rockefeller For many in the large company we worked with years ago, it truly was the best of times—and the worst of times.  […]

By Jared Wilke | LEADing Edge Topics

10 Goals for Today’s Working Women (and the men in your lives!) Part II

In a previous blog, I shared five of ten goals that I believe are beneficial for today’s working women, and the men in their lives too. It is my belief that if men could kindly encourage the women in their lives to follow the values/principles shared here via accountability, both men and women would benefit […]


Is IPR Really Better than CSR?

I read an article recently detailing the differences between an In-Person Relationship (IPR) and a Cyberspace Relationship (CSR). Aside from my initial frustration with more acronyms to be aware of, the subject intrigued me because this discussion is a current hot topic for all types of families today—personal and corporate. While virtual interactions between people […]


Boldly Leading

We recently covered the failures of the Galactic Empire that you can learn from in the Star Wars series. In this post we wanted to continue to learn from some of our favorite science fiction stories. This time we will explore the leadership lessons we can learn from one of the most famous captains from […]

By Jared Wilke | What's Happening

“Your Lack of Faith Disturbs Me”

A blog post for Forbes Magazine recently covered the major lessons that can be learned from the Galactic Empires’ leadership mistakes in the original Star Wars trilogy. The author discusses five mistakes that leaders in our world should learn from. While you can read the original post at the Forbes website, but here is a […]

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