Scott Wozniak

My Favorite Birthday Tradition

Today is my birthday! And I’d like to invite you to participate in my favorite birthday tradition. Every year since I was a little boy, my parents made sure something special happened at my birthday party. When all my friends gathered around for cake and presents, Mom and Dad would stand next to me and

The Road To Wisdom

The road to wisdom?—Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less. ~Piet Hein

Match Your Hands And Feet (Cowboy Leadership 3)

There was one more leadership principle I saw in action when we rode horses earlier this year. When the wrangler taught us how to steer, he explained that all we needed to do was gently move the reins to the right (or left) in order to have the horse turn that way. The change in

Two Trails Diverged On A Ranch…

Not only did I get to ride horses at the leadership retreat in Colorado (which I wrote about here and here), but I went on the best hike of my life. When my wife and I checked in (as a huge, special bonus, she got to join me on this trip) the ranch staff gave

Surprise! It’s Howard Behar!

Life is surprising. I never would have guessed I’d be where I am doing what I do. And last week life surprised me again, in big and small ways. For example, I accidentally spent several hours with Howard Behar, retired President of Starbucks. One of the others at the table with me said Howard was like

Guest Post From Abby, My 10 Yr Old Daughter

If we are willing to listen, those much younger than us can teach us a lot.  For example, my 10 year old daughter, Abby told us that she had been wrestling with some friendship troubles at school, but after she was “got some things out” she felt much better. I had no idea what that

Cowboy-Style Leadership

This year, I was invited to lead a personal development retreat for some high caliber business owners and they chose a Colorado dude ranch as the location. One afternoon we took a break to ride horses. We were at a dude ranch, after all. And, yes, I appreciate how cool my job can be. 🙂

Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown

I recently finished reading Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown.I’ve heard her speak twice (at TED and Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit) and have read all of her books. All her stuff is wonderful, but this book might be her best. It’s powerful, poignant, and practical–I’d give it 6 stars if I could. Brene’ writes with even more vulnerability than usual and with all of her spicy wit. She