Category: Leadership

07 Nov

Love Trumps Hate – Casting My Presidential Vote

General, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

In 2008, I enthusiastically voted for Barack Obama for president. In fact, I was first in line (with my brother) at his election night party in Grant Park, Chicago. Go ahead and Google it, I’ll wait. Though I didn’t agree with everything Barack did over the years, I appreciated his leadership style and if he […]

03 Sep

Share Your Stage With Those Around You

Towards the end of a Dance Floor Theory Orientation Keytalk, I introduce the students to one of our Swift Kick core values which is, “Feed Your Butterflies.” I challenge the students to come up with one butterfly they are going to feed as they start their college career. Then I invite them share with the […]

13 Aug

5 Questions To Help You Discover & Stay In Your Zone of Genius

Creativity, EO, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Last night my EO Forum welcomed business coach, Lois Barth, to talk with us for about 90 minutes on our Zone of Genius (ZOG). The term was originally coined from Gay Hendricks in his book, The Big Leap. An individual’s ZOG is comprised of the activities in which she is uniquely qualified to do and […]

24 Apr

Facilitating for Your Own

Last night I was running an activity that I’ve done hundreds of times for other groups, but for some reason it didn’t have the same pop that it normally has. After thinking about it some more, I think the reason it lacked the pop was because I’m a peer with the members in the group, […]

11 Mar

EO: President Elect Elect

Entrepreneurship, EO, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

A friend of mine, Gary Tuerack, was the first person to tell me about the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) as a support group for people who have built businesses from the ground up. He didn’t just talk about it, he raved. So once my previous company, Red Rover, was qualified, I jumped in and joined EO. […]

24 Feb

Decision Making: Gut – Data – Gut

Leadership, Self Insight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

In the past, a lot of my decision making was based on gut. I’d do, or not do, based on my feelings towards the idea. The problem was that my internal compass wasn’t well formed when I was younger. So my gut reaction was a hit or miss. Then, as I dug more into entrepreneurship, […]

21 Dec

How Bad Do You Want It? [VIDEO]

Inspiration, Leadership, Videos No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

“When you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

05 Dec

Nobody Tells This To People Who Are Beginners [IMAGE]

Hat tip to Nate St.Pierre (though don’t know where he got it from). Reminds me of a previous post I did in 2009 called The Vision Gap.

19 Nov

It’s 1am, Please Let Me Sleep

I’m on an overnight bus to Boston for a full day training I’m doing tomorrow with UMass-Boston. She is five rows behind me on her phone. She’s talking loud enough for everyone to hear about how she’s sleeping with a married man that she’s had sex with everywhere from a train to Atlantic City, but […]

19 Aug

Laying Tracks for Motivated Trains

Three quick stories, one important point. Story #1: Last week, before my soccer match, I watched a little league softball game on the field next to us. Surrounding the field was a collection of parents multitasking between the game, their blackberries, and babysitting their, even younger, offspring. One parent in particular was having a hard […]