The squeeze

Decisions: The Juice Isn’t Worth the Squeeze

Making things happen takes effort. Leaders know that sometimes all the best effort gets wasted on outcomes that fall short of expectations. You face leadership decisions throughout your day. How do you make the effort worthwhile? Consistently making the best of your own effort and that of your team is […]

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It’s Not Over til It’s Over

There’s an interesting phenomenon in business and in personal affairs. When a work project or season of life has been particularly protracted, some of us have a hard time staying the course to reach the period at the end. People don’t always finish well. There is something about sensing the […]

Homeward bound

Homeward Bound – Making the Shift from Work to Home

Busy professionals face many similar challenges. Finding the elusive work-life balance is likely one of the biggest problems. You spend your days leading teams, making decisions, solving problems, and guiding the big work effort, but how do you make the transition going home? I’m talking about the change that happens […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

There comes a time in life when you’ve done all the thinking, study, analysis, and planning you can do. You reach a decision point. Then it happens. You freeze. You cannot go forward. You’re stuck. The question is then, what are you waiting for? What is it that holds you […]

Three Stages of Life: Wage, Page and Sage

We make plans and have dreams, but then life happens. The day to day takes over, having a mysterious way of clouding those great visions we have for ourselves. Here’s a little bit of life coaching for you. Compared to many of you who read my articles, I sit with a […]

managing change

Tips for Living Through Change

It just seems we can never get away from change. It’s an ever-present topic that leaders and business owners struggle to manage and survive. What is so darn hard about managing change? Lately, I have been surrounded by various types of change. It seems every one of my clients, my […]

communication

Leaders: Want to Up-level Your Communication?

Managers face a constant struggle to improve communication within their work teams. Besides being able to accurately articulate any technical aspects about the work (every industry has its key phrases, terms, and buzzwords), business leaders have to be ever-mindful of some very basic principles of effective communication. We usually think […]

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Measuring the Milestones of Life

Have you ever stopped to think what the milestones in your life are telling you? Or do you even keep track of those moments? We all have decisions, outcomes, and experiences that shape and mold the person we become. Some call these defining moments. Taking a look at the list of […]

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Leaders Modeling the Way

Any entrepreneur, business owner, or executive who wonders why the team is not operating as you expect should take a couple of critical steps. Get out from behind the desk and take the steps to walk to the mirror. Take a long, hard look. Are YOU modeling the way for […]

Blindspots

How to Identify the Blind Spot in Your Personality

Have you ever been driving and decided to change lanes? You take a quick look around and all seems clear, then you make the move to the new lane and HONK! You’re about to cut into an oncoming car. A blind spot covered your view of the other car. Leaders […]