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19 July 2021

Monday Morning Musings. Business life and personal life sure have been chaotic over these last months… to say the least. Thoughts while mowing on Saturday: Begin with the end in mind. This is the vision. The Mission, the Who, What, When, Where, and Why, will provide the roadmap to complete the mission. Jack Welch set …

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13 September 2021

Monday Morning Musings Well done Army Team! You set the national standard for remembering the 911 fallen. 911 was our Pearl Harbor and our call to arms. The impact of your entrance at Michie Stadium reverberated across the country. The football team and the Corps once again made the Long Grey Line very proud. We …

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20 September 2021

Monday Morning Musings (M3). Team Hope began a partnership journey last Friday with four transitioning veterans at Operation Stand Down (OSD) in Nashville. OSD is a great veteran assistance organization in every way you can think of. I am very honored to be able to give back a little in honor of those great leaders …

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Previous FTL

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This year is almost gone. December is the month for planning. Where do you want to be professionally by the end of next year? Identify your goals and create your roadmap for getting there. …

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Fusion Leadership

Fusion Leadership: From Purpose to Peak Performance. I am still working hard to finish this book. It is a labor of love, and I am focused. My Purpose is selfless service; Leadership is my DNA. I help you become a better you; I help your team become a better team. I am looking for keynote …

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Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Oh, happy day. Leading With Hope TN, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, is now fully compliant for federal and state business. Leading With Hope TN is sam.gov registered with the required Unique Entity Identification code and CAGE code for NAICs 541-612, Human Resources Consulting Services, and NAICs 611430, Professional and Management Development. Our …

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Leadership Brentwood

PROGRAM: Leadership Brentwood It’s a Nashville thing, and I am so honored to be accepted for Leadership Brentwood for their 2024 cohort. The Leadership Brentwood program is sponsored by the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, the non-profit arm of the  Williamson, Inc. Chamber of Commerce. The program consists of daylong seminars, group discussions, field trips and retreats …

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Happy 4th of July

“I believe in America because we have great dreams and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” Wendel L. Winlkie Happy Birthday USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Happy Birthday, West Point, the United States Military Academy and the home of the long grey line. …

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16 July 2021

Friday Thought Leadership. “Avoid the cowardice of silence. So-called leaders often sit on their hands when it is time to speak up. Leadership requires the courage to make waves, the courage to confront bosses when they are wrong, and the courage of one's convictions. Every Lee needs a Longstreet.” MG Perry Smith in “Flashes of …

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10 December 2022

Friday Thought Leadership. It is the holiday season, and as we approach the end of 2022, it is a great time to plan for 2023. The holiday season is downtime, so please take some time to reflect on your purpose. You don't have to define it, but please think about it. What is your calling? …

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23 December 2022

Friday Thought Leadership. Hidden Blessings. Selfless service is rewarded. I coach and mentor a small number of servicemen/servicewomen and veteran’s pro bono; it's my way of giving back in the way that I can. I have never asked for or expected any compensation. This Christmas, I was given a priceless gift from one of my …

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1/27/2023: I strive to be apolitical in discussing leadership issues, but the demonstrated lack of ethical behavior on a national scale troubles me deeply. My left and right limits for ethics were codified at West Point: “A cadet does not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those that do.” The highest levels of our government …

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