"Building and creating is very fulfilling for me. Whether in concepts, people, teams, organizations, moving forward and upward brings me joy. Not surprisingly, I find it deeply satisfying to be ringside, cheering on executives transforming into the leaders they want to be, evoking transformation in their people and the organizations in their care."
"After being a partner in an Acumen team for years as an executive, I marveled at the deep value and contribution of comrades on the journey. To have a common foundation of faith in Jesus and deep sojourner friendships is challenging, sharpening, and inspiring. The opportunity to facilitate Acumen teams is deeply fulfilling and humbling. It is as though I collected all the parts of my leadership roles in the past and cherry-picked the parts I love the most – parts I now get to do back-to-back-to-back!"
"A key challenge for CEOs is to build a culture where everybody feels comfortable raising their hand and saying “I have an issue”. And then, getting adept at setting up problems as they arise, solving them, and knocking them down so that they go away forever, for the good of the organization.
It’s challenging to inspire people to be disciplined in consistently performing the core activities that make the organization work, the best and right way, every time. Success is unlocked when CEOs can get this engine tuned and running, so they can focus on why they got into business in the first place."
Nothing quite as good as a good long five-mile walk to recharge. Even richer when my wife joins me.
Creating and building furniture, reading, and sketching are my favorite after-work activities.