Type 2 Fun: The Secret to Achieving Your Goals

Type 2 Fun - The Secret to Achieving Your Goals

Who knew there were different categories of fun? Not all fun is created equal.  If you want to accomplish great things, it’s the Type 2 fun that you’re looking for.  Here’s what I mean…

Running 50 Miles: 6 Lessons in Perseverance

What’s it like to run an Ultra-Marathon, and how do you motivate yourself to finish any great challenge? Today’s post will be a little different.  In 2014, the year I turned 50, I somehow came to the notion that I should celebrate a half-century of life by trying to run 50 miles in one day.  […]

The Stink Test: Why Leaders Need to Listen to Their Noses

The Stink Test

During a long trek deep in the woods, we were faced with a mini-crisis that could have ruined the trip.  But by applying the “Stink Test” we averted disaster and finished the hike as intended.  Here’s what the “Stink Test” is, and how you can use it to make smart decisions as a leader.

What Hiking 2,189 Miles Taught Me About Leadership

Appalachian Trail Leadership

What can you learn about leadership from hiking for six months straight, covering thousands of miles, and carrying everything you own stuffed into a bag on your back? Plenty, it turns out. Recently I asked successful long-distance backpacker Greg Ward if he would be willing to share some of his Appalachian Trail leadership lessons with us.  His […]