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 back, makes you balk? How […]
Change for the sake of change is meaningless. However, progress toward a new goal or achievement is more vital and more valuable to your organization.
Dr. David L. Cook is a sports performance coach and business consultant who has made the phrase “SFT” famous. Leadership performance can be reduced to these three little ideas. You might know Dr. Cook’s name from a little book titled “Seven Days in Utopia”. The book was made into a movie starring Robert Duvall and […]
It is time to dedicate some blog space to a segment of my audience that gets little direct attention. I am talking about females who serve in leadership roles. I always write with an open mind about the topics I share, and I seldom differentiate between male or female. I still believe “leadership is leadership”, […]
The new year is always full of new possibilities. Yet sometimes we drag old situations into the new year. One big area where I see people struggle has to do with identifying and managing “red flags.” What is it about red flags? You know, those subtle warning signs that a new situation is going to […]
Nothing can be more powerful than the exact moment you harness the power of your mind’s attention and your heart’s affection. Projects, life changes, new directions, and many other parts of our life can become monumental successes when these two dynamics come into perfect alignment. “Have you realized that today is the tomorrow you talked about […]
Principle based leadership is like setting a deep and strong foundation. The principles you choose to guide you will shape the character and substance of what you decide to do. Whether you are leading a team at work, your family, or an organization in your community, I like these 8 principles. I call them my “Elite […]
People often ask me about ways to beat procrastination. I usually say “I’ll get back to you.” Just kidding. Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions—which, unfortunately, are increasingly available. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability […]
When facing challenges at work, consider the ‘winds’ of life.
From time to time, anyone working as a manager needs to decide whether they really are a leader. Several years ago, I began an association with a long-time executive coach, Daniel Mueller. He’s a pioneer in the field of executive coaching having served senior executives across most of the Fortune 500 companies. Daniel has graciously shared some […]