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Lessons I Learned from Completing RAGBRAI

The annual Register Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) was held last week, reminding me of lessons learned by completing it six years ago, including the value of getting out of my comfort zone and the importance of preparation. These and other lessons have practical applications in the world of business.

Those Who Will Not Risk Cannot Win

Balancing the tension between risk and reward in pursuing the goals of an organization is an attribute that first-time leaders can learn by observing others, joining a peer group, or engaging an executive coach.

Foundational Leadership Principles

On Induction Day at the Naval Academy our Superintendent spoke to us about three things that have become the bedrock of a leadership style I have tried to pass on throughout my career. Commitment, accountability, and the Honor Concept.