29
JAN
2018

Look Up

If we want to increase our influence and impact, we need to get ourselves and others to look up more often. Scientists have known for years that our behavior follows our feelings. Watch any competitive sporting event and you’ll see the winning players and fans looking up...
12
JAN
2018

What Are You Tolerating?

This is a great time to reflect on and raise the standards you set for your team and family this year. Too often we get so busy in January helping others achieve their first quarter goals that we forget about holding people accountable for the behaviors that will help them get...
29
DEC
2017

A Good Time To Quit!

There is a lot of information in the leadership literature about the power of perseverance. We honor and admire individuals who embody the famous quote by Vince Lombardi…”Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Most of the time those words of wisdom are...
20
DEC
2017

Create A Happier Holiday

You can create a happier holiday for people this year by telling more positive stories and helping others do the same. Watch any TV news program, read the front page of a newspaper or visit an online news site and you’ll see evidence of the old adage, “If it bleeds,...
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...