I have always been intrigued with words – words that have a special meaning personally and professionally - words that invoke deep reflection or thought – silly words that make me laugh – and, words that arouse my emotions and tap into my internal drive and even stimulate action.  

As an avid reader of books on leadership, there are often common threads that weave together a picture of what leadership is all about.  Just as one book cannot completely illustrate such a broad and complex topic (leadership), one article will surely fall short as well.  Nevertheless, I want to share with you just a few words that mean a lot to me and provide for me a backdrop from which to continue my journey in leadership and in life.  Three words that make a difference… Imagine, Inspire, and Influence.

Whether you are a business owner, an executive/administrator, a manager/supervisor – a leader of many, or a leader of one (yourself); take time to imagine – embrace the privilege to inspire – and consider your influence on others.


May 8, 2018

To imagine, to picture, envision, visualize.  To dream, create, discover, invent.  To imagine indicates a creative act, emphasizing the role of invention.  Furthermore, to imagine suggests a deliberate entertaining of something totally…

Apr 24, 2018

The ability to have an effect on a person’s behavior, thinking or feelings – preferably a positive effect.  To influence is to bring about a change in someone by persuasion, example, or action.  

Are you aware of the influence you…

Apr 2, 2018

What a powerful word. To inspire goes way beyond encouraging or even giving hope.  To inspire literally means to breathe in, to infuse with confidence and an enthusiasm, propelling one to incredible heights.  To inspire others is probably…