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...
28
JUN
2017

Creating A Positive Culture

Are you trying to create and sustain a positive culture at work? If you are, it’s important for you to demonstrate each day how to have a consistently positive point of view. It’s amazing how much a leader can influence others to stay positive when they’re an...
16
JUN
2017

A Day With Dad

107 years ago, Sonora Smart Dodd celebrated the first Father’s Day in Spokane, Washington. She wanted to honor her father, a civil war veteran and single parent who raised six children. Her mother died during childbirth. She came up with the idea after hearing a...
01
JUN
2017

Family. Business. Success! – Part 2

Family is defined differently today than it was when the baby boomers grew up watching Father Knows Best. However, no matter how much the definition of family has changed over the years, at least one thing remains the same. Human beings want and need to be part of a loving...
19
MAY
2017

Family. Business. Success! – Part 1

What would happen if you ran your family like a successful business and your business like a successful family? I believe both would benefit. This week I’ll share some thoughts on applying business practices at home, and next week I’ll offer some ideas on bringing...