09
DEC
2017

2017…It’s Not Over Yet

The end of the year will be here soon…but it’s not over yet! We still have three weeks left before we cross the 2017 finish line. What are you planning to do with that time? December is a month filled with distractions at work and home. It’s easy for us to...
21
NOV
2017

When You’re At Your Best

This Thanksgiving do something for yourself that you will really be thankful for…get a new journal and schedule a 30-minute block of time to be alone before Thursday. No digital distractions turned on, no T.V. or music playing in the background, no possibility of someone...
08
NOV
2017

Can You Say It?

Walking out of church last Sunday, I met a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. He told me he’s been recovering from heart surgery. He’s also a regular reader of this blog, and he asked me to write about something he’s been struggling with during his healing...
27
OCT
2017

What’s Your Relationship Plan?

No matter what you do for a living, you’re in the relationship business. The only question is whether your “business” is getting better or worse. Relationships never stay the same. When a leader under-achieves personally or professionally, it’s usually...
06
OCT
2017

Just Pick One

In the 1920’s, Henry Ford told the car-buying consumer they could have any color car they wanted as long as it was black. By 1926, he sold 15,000,000 Model T’s and half of them were identical. Most business leaders at that time drove to work in the same kind of car,...
22
SEP
2017

The Wisdom To Know The Difference

I was recently coaching a leader whose Mom was dealing with some serious health challenges. We discussed how difficult it is to make decisions when a sudden or serious illness strikes. We both agreed that saying The Serenity Prayer helps during these situations. But how do we...
08
SEP
2017

I Have Failed Over & Over

At the end of Michael Jordan’s championship career with the Chicago Bulls, Nike created a 30-second commercial called “Failure”…and it had nothing to do with shoes. It began by showing Jordan exiting his car under the United Center and entering an empty...
31
AUG
2017

I Can Do It!

“I can do it!” As a successful leader, I’ll bet you say those words to yourself often as you reflect on helping your organization or family create positive change. However, research from McKinsey suggests that over 70% of all organizational change programs fail...
24
JUL
2017

Working A Little Better Together

When two or more people work together to achieve a challenging goal, remarkable results can be created. The power and potential of positive teams is truly amazing. Unfortunately, the majority of teams aren’t very good at teamwork. As a result, many individuals prefer to...
07
JUL
2017

Be Bolder Today!

Every day you have the opportunity to take risks and demonstrate your willingness to act with confidence, courage and love as you strive to have a positive impact on your co-workers, clients, family and friends. In fact, your success and well-being depend on your ability to...