The Leadership Dock

The Leadership Dock

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG A platform where leaders can anchor, release, and receive leadership concepts. “If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.”  Seneca. “The leadership dock is not anchored in an elitist lake, but in an all...
The Eight “Ms” of Motivation

The Eight “Ms” of Motivation

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG “How are you motivated?”  “I am self-motivated.” “That is the only type of motivation there is.” Our conversation touched upon a key issue: you cannot motivate another person. The motivation button is located inside you. In regards to other...
Behind the “Ate” Ball

Behind the “Ate” Ball

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Professionals across the country agree on one thing: They are effective because they spend much time on self-development. Studies indicate that many of them spend as much as 50% of their time servicing their own journey. They are wise. You...
Claim and Polish the Leader within You

Claim and Polish the Leader within You

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Five “Dockit” Quotes 1. Leadership is an ocean, not a pool. Your leadership can equal an extension of your personality coming through in what you do, specifically at the points of your influence. Those points occur at your work, within your...
Lessons Learned From Public Safety Professionals

Lessons Learned From Public Safety Professionals

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG We took port in Haynes, Alaska, and were informed we had two hours before we had to return. I found a dirt road and walked toward a hill. On the side of the road was a young boy who held a sign that read ‘rocks for sale.’ I stopped, gave him the...
Macklyn Did You Forget that I Was Here?

Macklyn Did You Forget that I Was Here?

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Couched between “Stephen” and “Gower” lies my middle name, “Macklyn.” If recognized at all, “Macklyn” is reduced to “M”–one letter preceded by seven letters and followed by five letters. “Macklyn” is overpowered, camouflaged, dwarfed by...