Fighting Fires Part I

“Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” Seneca Wildfires are raging across the west in the United States, and on the heels of a harrowing fire season in Australia, the team at LEADon® reflected on the firestorms that we have survived in southern California during the past two decades.  Thousands were displaced and countless   families […]


Cultivating Courage

“There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Cowardly Lion, sojourner with the legendary Dorothy, bears one of the most oxymoronic monikers in literature and filmography.  After all, lions are known […]


PIVOT: 5 Keys to Thriving in Tough Times

“One common reason to pivot a business is difficulty generating sustainable revenue.”  Little did Chuck Cohn realize when he wrote these words in a 2015 Forbes article how meaningful they would be five years later.  2020 has become an extremely difficult year for many businesses to generate let alone sustain revenue due to the COVID-19 […]


Endurance: Necessary Fitness in Leadership

At first, hiking Cathedral Rock Trail seemed like a terrific way to spend a spring afternoon while vacationing with family in Sedona, Arizona.  Little did I realize the “short, steep ascent” the guide casually mentioned would be steeped in leadership lessons that I would not soon forget.  Actually, several of those lessons have been extremely […]


Persistence Pays Off

Everyone appreciates survival stories, and Tony Vaccaro’s life has been full of them. He endured time with an abusive relative after being orphaned at age five in Italy. Years later as an American GI, Vaccaro survived the Battle of Normandy in WWII, becoming a famous wartime photographer in the process. His most recent accomplishment is becoming […]


Reopening Your Business in a COVID-19 Environment

Corporate Families® across the United States and abroad are beginning to reopen for business and a frequently asked question  is how to reconnect with clientele and  encourage their “post-pandemic” patronage. After all, many customers are still concerned about COVID-19.  Lots of others have been left unemployed or underemployed, so spending their limited resources will involve […]


To the Moon and Back: NASA-Based Lessons on Virtual Problem-Solving

“Uh Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Many people remember this shocking statement uttered by astronaut Jim Lovell about Apollo 13’s status.  Others are simply familiar with this iconic announcement, which is still often used to signify the gravity of a particular situation.  In April of 1970, the status of Apollo 13 couldn’t have been more serious, […]


LEADing with Hope

“The reflection of my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.” When he penned these words in 1776, George Washington couldn’t have known how applicable they would be to 21st century leaders.  No matter what […]



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