April 26, 2019

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 clear. Fortunately, most peopl...

April 20, 2019

I recently read a transcript of a speech called "Solitude and Leadership" by William Deresiewicz, best-selling author of Excellent Sheet: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life and former Professor at Yale. His talk was to cadets in the...

April 12, 2019

The fear of failure is not what prevents us from maximizing our potential in life. If we fail at something, we get to stay in our comfort zone. We may be disappointed, but we know how to deal with it. On the other hand, when we think of the incredible impact we can hav...

April 5, 2019

Like the pieces on a chess board, each person you lead is a little different; and if you want to help them excel, you must master the art of relationships.

Unfortunately, at a time when relationship skills are in high demand, the supply of leaders with this expertise is...

March 30, 2019

When I met Kyle Maynard, he changed my life for good. Kyle was born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees. In spite of those limitations, Kyle played football in grammar school, wrestled for his high school team, wrote a best-selling book called, "No...

March 23, 2019

Successful leaders have a sense of urgency to create positive change and they try to influence others to share their commitment. However, research from McKinsey suggests that over 70% of all organizational change programs fail to live up to their full potential. The re...

March 15, 2019

Everyone we know will experience pain and suffering at some point in their life. Being "knocked down" is a common denominator of all human beings regardless of age, background or beliefs.

Some setbacks are minor and the majority of people recover quickly. However, few o...

February 23, 2019

We're leading in an age of anxiety.

The people we work with, live with and serve are being fed a daily diet of disaster from the news media and political parties that have a vested interest in fueling their irrational fears. In addition, some of their co-workers, client...

February 9, 2019

What do you think makes a good life? How many people in your workplace, family and community would say they're living a good life now?

In 1938, during the Great Depression, a group of researchers from Harvard wanted answers to those questions. What they discovered confi...

January 25, 2019

Striving for excellence is essential to your success as a leader in your workplace, family and community. Having high standards motivates you to exceed the expectations of your clients, bring out the best in yourself and others, and create positive change for the peopl...

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