About Me

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Perhaps the best way to describe me is that I have gravitated toward the “road less traveled” in my choices.


I have given a great deal of thought on what leadership strategies and styles drive disruptive and positive innovation and transformation in an organization, a community, or an industry.  This web site will present my insights on this question. 

However, I would summarize my current thinking this way:

In this web site, I will frequently discuss and present leadership examples and models that are based on

To be an “outside-in” thinker requires someone who purposely resists getting settled in one place and in one position, but remains open and willing to accept the discomfort of always being an outsider to some degree.  That describes me perfectly, and I will show how it has contributed to my successes and failures.

My Partners & Resources

More Effective Use of Government Power

Eliminating bureaucratic government and empowering government officials to do their job

Making government better at improving the quality of life of its citizens

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