Making Difficult Decisions With Confidence And Integrity

You’re a leader. You have to make the difficult decisions within your organization. These are the decisions that weigh heavy on your conscious.

Some of these weighty decisions could be:

  • Whether or not to do rolling layoffs in the midst of an economic downturn
  • Releasing an employee for a moral or ethical failure
  • Closing the doors of your organization
  • Standing firm in your beliefs

Each of these decisions requires you to be bold, strong, and courageous. Each of these decisions can also hurt someone else. That’s what makes these decisions so weighty…

There’s a consequence behind the decision.


As a leader, it’s your responsibility to make these tough decisions. You must search deep in your soul and choose the right actions to take.

Not everyone will like your decisions. You will have to live with them. But they’re yours to own.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dumb Money

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

The weekend of September 30th, 2023, saw the release of Dumb Money by director Craig Gillespie and writers Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, and Ben Mezrich. Dumb Money tells the story of Reddit user Keith Gill/Roaring Kitty (Paul Dano) in the WallStreetBets forum. Roaring Kitty is the one who flipped the script on Wall Street insiders.

He took a failing company stock, GameStop, and transformed it. GameStop stock went from $3 all the way up to $483. This became a true David vs. Goliath story as the little man found a way to turn the tide on Wall Street hedge fund managers.

Paul Dano as Keith Gill in Dumb Money. Sitting in front of a computer screen, wearing a red Rambo bandana

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2023

Books are a great way to consume a lot of information quickly. The authors who have written these books have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into them, creating something special.

But why does that matter?

It matters because books contain years of experience you don’t have to experience. You get to understand what happened in someone else’s life, what they did, and how it changed their lives and others. 

Shelves of books

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You get all the experience with little to no trials on your end. It’s one of the reasons I continue to bring you a new list of books every month.

Get ready, here comes your next list of books leaders should read.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2023

1. Anti-Time Management: Reclaim Your Time and Revolutionize Your Results with the Power of Time Tipping by Richie Norton:

Common business knowledge tells us that we have to manage our time. But what if that wasn’t true?

Mentoring And Coaching: Developing Future Leaders

An essential part of leadership is training up the next generation of leaders. If you’ve been a part of an organization where a leader left and there was a lack of potential leaders in the organization, you found out how badly the organization suffered. You probably even saw a mass exodus of employees from the organization.

This is a great reason to begin training up future leaders. These are the leaders who will be there when the current generation of leaders are gone. They’ll also be the leaders who head out to other organizations to lead them well.

Mentoring And Coaching: Developing Future Leaders

But what does it take to mentor and coach upcoming leaders? That’s a good question. Another good question is whether mentoring and coaching are the same. Let’s look at that question first.

How To Build A Fluid Leadership Culture

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Every manager should do everything they can to prepare employees for leadership roles, whether at their company or giving them the tools to excel elsewhere. Yet while not everyone can be a manager (and many don’t want to be), they can still benefit from learning leadership skills. Establishing a fluid leadership culture at your workplace can help everyone learn how to lead and give them the confidence to take control of situations. So, how can you build a fluid leadership culture? 

Empower Your Team Through Tech 

Technology is an excellent opportunity for you to give your team as many resources as possible and it is perfect for encouraging leadership amongst everyone. While you are in charge of everything, you may not be available at all times, so giving the team access to various programs or software, such as construction equipment tracking software or analytics software for your website, helps them understand what is going on so they can answer client or customer queries if you are not available.