A star that guides…

A star that guides…

The word “Lodestar” is defined as “a star that leads or guides” and “one who serves as an inspiration, model, or guide.”  Lodestar Guidance is a leadership development tool, based on forty-eight character principles that will help you inspire, lead, and guide...
Welcome to the new year!

Welcome to the new year!

The year 2020!  It has a nice ring to it, right?  Perfect vision is described as 20/20.  When one looks back to where he has been and gleans information to help him for the future, it’s called 20/20 hindsight.  Even the numbers themselves...
The dead weight of unforgiveness

The dead weight of unforgiveness

The Christmas season is upon us, and most of us have already spent a great deal of time thinking about the gifts we will be giving to our loved ones. Here is a novel idea for this Christmas: give the gift of forgiveness. It’s cost effective, lasts a...
Honesty affects our lives in multiple ways

Honesty affects our lives in multiple ways

Folks, this is a biggie. If I would ask for a show of hands for everyone that proclaims to be honest, every hand would shoot up, right? I know I would say that I am very honest in all of my dealings. Now, if I ask for a show of hands of those that at times give false...
Integrity: Something that must be earned

Integrity: Something that must be earned

If I were to ask you what the one most important thing is that your parents gave to you, what would it be? I’m guessing that the answers would vary from money to education, or maybe your first car. It could even be your family’s business that your parents poured their...
Accountability

Accountability

“I’m sorry, it was my fault.” When was the last time you heard this sentence uttered by someone in a leadership role or in our country‘s government? (Probably never, unless it was a sitcom or a cartoon.) How often have you heard that in your workplace? How about in...
Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a Virtue

Never has our world been less patient than today. We prefer our food drive-through ready, our conversations as quick as we can tap out a text on our smartphones, and when we need to make a purchase, we skip the trip to the hardware store or Wal-Mart and simply hop...
Compassionate People

Compassionate People

If there were a magical remedy that would make you happier and healthier, would you buy it? It seems like something you’d find in an old apothecary jar with fancy script spelling out the words, “Snake Oil.” Well, I’m going to give you the remedy for free, and it...