Values in Action

Values in Action

“When we set these values, it gave people something to hold on to. I wasn’t the only one making decisions, and we had to move quickly. These values give a guide to people because there were so many others in the university who had to make decisions. We were all making...
Common Threads in Family Business

Common Threads in Family Business

From the main Highway 29, which is to the west, rows of vines stretch eastward like green corduroy, a seemingly endless linear vision quest. Here, on this 400-acre parcel in the heart of the Oak Knoll growing area, sits one of the oldest and most successful...
The Powerful Impact of Trust

The Powerful Impact of Trust

There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world – one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most...
Leadership and Organizational Agility

Leadership and Organizational Agility

Agility is fundamental to leading a team through times of change. – Sandra E. Peterson You’ve heard it more than once…the ability to lead through change is critical for an organization’s long-term success. And if there is one characteristic that distinguishes the...
Cultivating Kindness in Leadership

Cultivating Kindness in Leadership

I’ve always wanted a personalized license plate. The state where I live, Virginia, has the highest number of personalized plates in the country. One in four. Each year when it was time to renew my registration, I took the easy route and renewed online instead of...
What Do Leaders Do?

What Do Leaders Do?

Let’s start with a basic question: What do leaders do? And of all the things they do, day after day, year after year, what would you say are top on their list? With your responses in mind, let’s review a sampling of responses I have received over the years from...
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