May 17, 2018

No matter what you do for a living, you’re in the relationship business. The only question is whether your “business” is getting better or worse. Relationships never stay the same.

When a leader under-achieves personally or professionally, it’s usually because of their...

February 23, 2018

If someone followed you around for a week and recorded all of your conversations, what do you think they would discover? According to some positive psychologists, the tapes would reveal the statements and stories of a lot of individuals are focused on what’s not workin...

November 8, 2017

As I reflected on the 174 messages I’ve created over the last four years, I realized I’ve never written about that subject. I came to the conclusion that the reason I have not shared a message on asking for help is because I’m not good at it either.

October 27, 2017

When a leader under-achieves personally or professionally, it’s usually because of their inability or lack of desire to build and sustain positive relationships with those they work with, live with and serve. An individual can be extremely intelligent, technically prof...

April 21, 2017

In many cases, the questions used by a leader, spouse or parent aren’t really questions—they’re camouflaged comments. “Don’t you think we should…” or “Don’t you agree?” are usually not questions. Most of the time when these words are used, one person is trying to convi...

February 17, 2017

There is no denying we’re living and leading in a very dangerous decade. The global and domestic uncertainty we’re experiencing makes it very challenging to forecast the future and take the actions required to triumph during these turbulent times. However, history tell...

July 8, 2016

What can a positive leader do to reduce this kind of violence? At first, you might be thinking, “not much!” While it may be true that most individuals cannot have an immediate impact on THE WORLD, there are some positive actions you can take that will make YOUR world a...

May 6, 2016

“We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘can any of us imagine better?’ but ‘can we alldo better?’ The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is ne...

April 21, 2016

We all know the media has a vested interest in keeping our attention; and for the majority of people, bad news sells. The question is…are you buying it? I hope you’re not.

June 15, 2015

The leaders of Kodak used to say ‘yes’ to that question. In 1976, they had 90% of the photographic film market. Kodak was considered one of the five strongest brands in the world at that time. Today, even though they invented digital photography in 1975, they are no lo...

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