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Guiding people and organizations in pursuing a life of excellence while living with honor. Connect with John on his LeadChange Members Profile, his website, @LeadWithHonor, or LinkedIn.

Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail

puzzle chaos

You don’t have to go very far to find a failed multi-million dollar project. To be clear, let’s define failure as a multi-million dollar project that ran consistently over budget and behind schedule; some came in years late. If you’ve been around for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve involved with a few. I » Read More


5 Tips For The Brand New Leader


This post originally appeared on John’s Coaching Leaders blog. Greetings Leaders! When I entered the Navy as a 26 year old Ensign many years ago, I thought I knew how to lead. I was college educated, had a few years of life experience under my belt and had just finished at the top of my » Read More


Overcoming Defeat

Overcoming Defeat | Lead Change Group

Greetings Leaders! This is an updated post of Overcoming Defeat. You can find the original post here. Overcoming defeat is a state of mind. My question to you is… Can you be defeated? To overcome defeat, your must answer no. If you think you can be defeated then… you can be defeated. If you refuse » Read More


10 Things Leaders Can Do To Make A Better World

We have met the enemy, and he is us...

Greetings Leaders! I wake up some mornings, read the headlines and shake my head in bewilderment. War, Budget Crisis, Market Meltdown, Real Estate Crash, Poverty and Scandals. I see these headlines play out almost everyday and often feel a wave of despair flow over me. I often wonder, how did we get here? Where did » Read More


Leaving A Legacy… Worth Leaving

What is Your Legacy?

While promoting Leading With Honor, I sometimes get asked, why? Why take the time and effort to Lead With Honor? Society teaches us that success comes from focusing on the 3 P’s – Power, Prestige and Profit. There is certainly nothing wrong with these in and of themselves. As a leader you will certainly encounter » Read More

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