Trees & Teamwork – Leadership Reflection from Maxwell

Here’s a short article from John Maxwell that is a number of years old but has lasting nuggets of wisdom. I think the points that stick out most to me this time around reading it are collaboration and debriefing.  Collaboration is so crucial or else you don’t have buy-in; you don’t have the best ideas; […]

Reflection on “The Power of Negative”

The power of negative – from The Six Month MBA Everywhere I go these days, I see books about the power of things. The Power of Less. The Power of Now. The Power of Intention. The Power of Positive Thinking. Whatever. Not a single one of those things has nearly the same amount of power […]

Reflecting On: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

A good, quick article to reflect on from the Six Month MBA…Have we gotten into a routine of crushing dreams and forcing narrow (often called ‘realistic’) thinking?  I think so far too often. – Mike SAMBA Blog Feet on the ground? Posted: 11 Apr 2009 04:34 AM PDT Get your head out of the clouds!! Day […]

Good Quick Article on – Anatomy of a Successful Tweet

Anatomy Of A Successful Tweet by GUEST POSTER on APRIL 10, 2009 in TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS Leo Dirr is a freelance writer. Follow him @UtahNewsGuy. When I began using Twitter a short time ago, I had no idea how much strategy could be involved in a simple tweet. You only get 140 characters, for crying […]

Reflecting on: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight

5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight Dr. John C. Maxwell Most of us never see our dreams come true. Instead of soaring through the clouds, our dreams languish like a broken-down airplane confined to its hangar. Through life, I have come to identify five common reasons why dreams don’t take flight. #1 We Have […]

Reflecting on…”How To Grow Like A Fern”

I’m currently reflecting on this blog post from the SAMBA Blog at  “Effort counts.”  I like that.  Remaining in the place of discomfort often does provide growth.  It is stretching and builds fortitude within.  Not easy, though, because it always look greener on the other side. “Battling the desire to flee counts.”  Perseverance must […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action…

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA ( – Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It’s been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    – Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]

Must Read for Social Media Marketing Folks..

This is a great Whitepaper report with data and information on trends in social media marketing.  I am digging through it and will be reviewing it multiple times! Michael A. Stelzner, published author and founder of WhitePaperSource, has released a great report on the best tools to use for and the benefits of social marketing. […]

Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner: Larry Page, Google – Tips for the Entrepreneur

Video Clip from Standford U’s Entrepreneurship Corner. Larry Page giving tips. I especially like point #1 and believe it is VERY important to long-term success. You HAVE to have good people that you can connect with. Look at the cycle of Terrell Owens in football for proof that talent without the ability to collaborate ultimately […]