I am a Leader for Leaders, inspiring leadership initiative to create impact that makes a difference that matters.
I am a speaker, facilitator and consultant in leadership strategy and organizational vision who lives in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
My work with leaders, assists them to develop their skills to meet the growing demands and opportunities that they face. This is learning to both think out of the box, and work out of the box.
My role is that of the "intimate outsider" or "invisible hand."
I also conduct visioning processes for organizations. This process engages a large number of people in clarifying the future impact they desire for their group, organization or community. Once their vision is clear, a strategy plan can be easily develop that will guide their efforts. The reality of our time is that you can't sell a vision. You can only incorporate the vision that exists in each persons' mind and heart into one that makes sense.
I am an ordained Presbyterian minister serving in what is called a validated ministry of leadership development and planning. As a result, alot of my work is with churches, but not exclusively so. I've worked with education institutions, charitible healthcare organizations and local governments.
I write a column for the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times called Real Life Leadership. This weblog is developed as a companion to this monthly column.
I am also the scoutmaster for my sons Boy Scout troop. I'm learned more about leadership from this experience than the all the books, degrees and work of the past twenty years. It is a remarkable organization. And by far, the best system of teaching leadership that exists today.