Special forces in a river

Special Forces part II

As you recall from the previous issue of Locked On Leaders, my wife and I are hooked on the new show Special Forces: The World’s Toughest Test.  This is the show where athletes and celebrities compete by going through a “selection process” that emulates, OK

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People in a raft battling the surf

What You Can Learn From Reality TV

I know, I missed the entire month of October.  My apologies.  My wife and I got hooked on a new TV show, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.  If you haven’t seen it, I would classify it as a unique type of reality TV show. Four

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Private Michael Spencer, 69th Signal Company, works inside a communications switching van during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '84.

Is Your Message Really Getting Across?

Is your message really getting across?  I ask this because I had a recent interaction with a team member of one of my clients that forced me to rethink how we communicate.  This particular client is a 100% distributed company.  If you are like me

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Dave Rosenberg breaking boards in a martial art studio

Train Your Black Belts

I had a nice homecoming this weekend and it served as a powerful reminder of something that has come up several times for me of late. It started when I was invited to sit on the board for the annual test for black belts at

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Businessman who is experiencing burnout

Overwhelm and Burnout

I know, it’s been a while.  June was a crazy month and I got a little overwhelmed.  As usually happens when we have too many balls in the air, one of them dropped, writing this article.  It happens to all of us, no matter how

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Ice skates on an ice rink

Can you tie your shoes? Are your expectations hurting you?

“Can you tie your shoes?”  “Can you cut up your food?”  “Can you bathe yourself?”    Strange questions, even stranger when you consider that they were being asked to my wife.  Let me put this into some context, her questioner was an Occupational Therapist (OT) my

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Skynet screenshot

Elon Musk, ChatGPT, and Leadership

There has been a hue and cry about the emergence of AI, like ChatGPT, and how they (all the AI’s being contemplated) will take over for humans in business; how people will no longer be able to find work because AI’s will take over; and

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Racer in a wheelchair on a track

If You Want to be the Best, Stop Competing

The best way to compete is not to.  I recently had this epiphany about competition that flies in the face of everything I’ve ever learned about leadership, business, and life. Let me explain… Last week I was away at a business retreat with my business

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