11
MAR
2016

Change Your Story! Change Your Life!

You and I have been telling stories from the time we were kids. In fact, storytelling has been a big part of every society for as long as human beings have lived. Anthropologists tell us that stories were originally shared to help us survive and thrive. As a leader, you tell...
24
FEB
2016

What’s Important Now?

It’s much easier to answer the question “What’s Important Now?” during an emergency. If you’re in a life-threatening situation, your mind and body decide quickly if you should fight, flee or play dead. What’s important now becomes crystal...
22
JAN
2016

Confidence

In this 3-part series, we’re looking at the number one priority in a positive leader’s life, which is to serve with confidence and love. Last week we focused on the importance of leaders developing the sincere desire to get better at serving co-workers, clients,...
11
DEC
2015

Finish Strong!

Have you procrastinated on anything this year? If you said yes, you are in the majority. Research suggests that 95% of the population procrastinates from time to time with 20% being chronic procrastinators. It should come as no surprise that as a society, we tend to not finish...
25
NOV
2015

Who Are You Thankful For?

Last year at Thanksgiving I suggested you add a new┬áritual to your holiday routine. The idea was intended to help you “overcome the unhealthy emotions associated with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the weeks of extreme consumerism that mark the time between Thanksgiving and...
12
OCT
2015

Are You a Good Listener?

Unfortunately, the use of technology combined with the seemingly endless stream of work and family obligations have significantly shrunk everyone’s attention span. As a result, the quality of all our listening has suffered dramatically. In addition, our good listening role...
05
OCT
2015

Are You Prepared to Win?

As you enter the final quarter of 2015, take some time today to reflect on all you’ve accomplished during the first nine months of the year. Identify what went well for you. Savor the results you achieved and the relationships you developed. It’s also important to...
15
SEP
2015

How Often Do You Smile?

A sincere smile is appreciated, whether it is seen face to face or felt coming through the phone. It is also great for business. Client satisfaction scores increase dramatically when people provide service with a smile. Your business associates, family members and friends also...
04
SEP
2015

What Have You Done Well This Year?

In 1882, the Labor Day Holiday was created by the Labor Movement to celebrate the contributions blue collar workers made to the strength, prosperity and well-being our country. In my opinion, the day should be honoring any worker, union or non-union, who does a “good...
06
AUG
2015

How Do You Decide?

How do you decide what to do every day? If you are like most professionals, the return on your investment of time varies. If your day is filled with high-payoff, proactive activities, you go home with a sense of accomplishment because you are making progress toward a worthy goal....