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ELEVATE

Widgets or Gizmos?

I recently got to revisit my youth and participate in a good old-fashioned field day. From the basketball lay up competition to the rubber chicken slingshot, the day was full of all manner of competitions. But nowhere did my team need to work together more than during the three-legged race. If you’ve ever had your leg tied to someone else’s, you understand the importance of moving in the same direction as your partner. Read more...

Disney or Bust!

Our team is in Orlando with a client this week, and getting off the plane, we couldn’t miss the fact that we are near Disney World.

If you’ve spent any time with us, you probably remember that Disney is our metaphor for our ultimate destination in our leadership journey. It’s the answer to questions like “who do you want to be?” and “what legacy do you want to leave?”

While we aren’t able to visit Disney on this trip, seeing reminders all around of “the happiest place on earth” is stirring up in me a desire to get there. Read more...

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Harry and David gift boxes. Starbucks gift cards. Fruitcake. Membership in the Jelly of the Month club (it is the gift that keeps on giving, after all!). This is the season of giving, and we often give gifts as a token of our appreciation. While these are all nice, I want to offer some suggestions from Tim Sanders, author of one of my favorite business book, Love is the Killer App. Read more...

Front and Center

We believe in “Developing the Whole Person.” We believe that each of us is the same person both inside and outside of work, and therefore we can’t fully develop ourselves as leaders without taking the entirety of life into consideration.

Over the past few weeks we’ve shared with you the story of Jason, a leader who decided his life legacy was “To positively impact the lives of others through giving and growing.” As a result, his team experienced The Leaders Lyceum, which not only impacted their professional lives, but their personal lives as well. Read more...

Pave the Way

What would it take for a leader to feel pride when an employee resigns? It would take a leader who had decided to be intentional about living out his legacy, which then inspired one of his employees to do the same. We made the claim last week that unexpected things can happen when someone lives out their legacy, and a “Lyceum casualty” could be one of those things. Read more...

Why Wait?

Legacy.  It’s a word that conjures up awards, accolades and even…obituaries. It’s used most often when talking about what is passed on from someone who is no longer with us. But what if, instead of waiting for someone else to decide your legacy, you had the power to determine now what you wanted your legacy to be? Read more...

What’s Your Story?

From an early age, we love to hear stories—whether it’s the prince saving the princess or the father who has helped his disabled son run over 1,000 races including 31 Boston Marathons and 6 Ironman triathlons (watch their inspiring story here—the email they read at the end is especially relevant). Read more...