Leaving A Mark That Matters

Pulling up to the departures area at Baltimore Washington International airport, I put my car in park so I could say goodbye to my 16-year-old niece, Ellei. Having just completed a two-week internship with a world-class surgeon, she was excited to get back, share about her experience, and prepare for her future. With the car in park, I grabbed for Read More >

Leadership: Here’s How Simple it is to Promote Team Cohesion

Why do leaders struggle to create collaborative work environments where team members step up and do whatever it takes to create remarkable results? Is it because they haven’t set a vision that is compelling enough? Maybe. Is it because they haven’t counseled their team enough about the importance of working together, despite the weekly—no daily—reminders? Probably not. Is it because Read More >

Snow, Ice and Sliding

Cars don’t slide into ditches or crash into each other because of a few flakes of snow. But once snow and ice have accumulated, the conditions can quite literally cause a 15-car pileup. Words of encouragement work the same way. Some people have heard positive words of affirmation thousands of times throughout their lives – encouraging sentiments like “There’s nothing Read More >

Don’t Let Your Fears Paralyze You: Top 5 Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Reaching Greatness

My heart was pounding as we pulled into the parking lot where they had just begun setting up for the big event at High Tide Farm, located directly across the bay from Gibson Island in Maryland. As the aroma of horse dung hit my nose, I took a deep breath and said a silent prayer. I felt the breeze and Read More >

5 Concrete Steps to Reaching Your Potential

Walking through the double doors to the outdoor pool at Meadowbrook in Baltimore, I remember thinking, “Wow, that’s incredible,” as I watched a woman effortlessly swim laps in a 50-meter lane. At the time, I barely knew how to put on a swim cap, and desperately wanted to be able to swim 25 meters without having to stop constantly to Read More >

Do You Want To Be Provoked?

“Everyone wants to be provoked….They want to be told: you’re great.”— Misti Burmeister Over the past decade, I have interviewed or worked with some of the world’s greatest leaders. Here’s the number one belief they share: greatness exists inside of everyone. The question is: are they ready to see their own greatness? Are they ready to own it, and make great Read More >

Snow, Ice and Sliding

“Truth does find its way to belief, but only for those leaders committed to seeing it through” — Misti Burmeister Cars don’t slide into ditches or crash into each other because of a few flakes of snow. But once snow and ice have accumulated, the conditions can quite literally cause a 15-car pileup. Words of encouragement work the same way. Read More >