Blog By Todd Hanna
For Individuals & Organizations
Committed To Reaching New Heights

The Art of Leadership…Easel Not Required

As leaders, we owe it to our people, to our organizations, and to our communities to be artists. To be someone who uses our skill and imagination to affect others emotionally. Being an artist isn’t about title, environment, or structure. Being an artist is about intent; the intent to share. And the tools of an artist are not found on the shelves of an art supply store; they are found in the heart of the artist.

Gratitude… It’s More Than Saying “Thanks”

Gratitude is an attitude. It’s a mindset. Gratitude is not an action. Saying thanks is what you do when you show up. And believe me, saying thanks is important! But, gratitude is bigger than that. Gratitude is how you show up. And, in my opinion, how you show up matters… not just on the fourth Thursday of November, but all day, every day.

“Marines Don’t Do That”…The Value Of Ethos In Decision Making

“Marines Don’t Do That” is an ethos. It is the fundamental character of Marines and of the Marine Corps. It is what informs those split-second, life changing/life saving/life ending decisions that Marines often make, as well as the day-to-day decisions that accompany the life of being a Marine. Most importantly, it also empowers Marines to hold one another accountable.

“All In”… An Anchor Along The Route To New Heights

Two weeks ago, I completed a long-time goal of mine… the Grand Traverse. Upon completing the traverse this year, I reflected on what it was that kept me going…what it was that ensured I didn’t quit? And, I asked myself, “is that “something” transferable to other parts of my life, my business, and to my clients?”

D-Day… A Lesson In Clarity vs. Certainty

Today marks a special day not only in American history, but also in world history. Seventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allied Invasion of Normandy… also known as D-Day… took place. And, while we should all pause to honor those whose sacrifice was the ultimate,...