December 29, 2017

Most of the time those words of wisdom are true. When faced with an obstacle, fear or failure, we should persist and keep moving forward until we reach our objective. However, successful individuals, teams and families know when to stop doing an activity or action that...

November 21, 2017

Think about who you were with and how those people brought out the best in you, what you were doing and how those activities helped you give your best effort, and why it was important for you to do your best work at those times.

October 6, 2017

Most business leaders at that time drove to work in the same kind of car, drank the same kind of coffee and used the same kind of phone.

September 8, 2017

At the end of Michael Jordan’s championship career with the Chicago Bulls, Nike created a 30-second commercial called “Failure”…and it had nothing to do with shoes.

It began by showing Jordan exiting his car under the United Center and entering an empty arena. During hi...

July 7, 2017

The opposite of being bold is being afraid. Fear is a very powerful emotion and one that is essential to our survival. Your brain creates feelings of fear every time you think about moving out of your comfort zone. Fear can save your life. However, an untrained brain d...

May 19, 2017

I’ve been coaching successful leaders since 1987. Most of my clients own, work for or provide services to family businesses. The rest are leaders in publicly-traded companies, private firms, government agencies, schools or non-profits, but they all have one thing in co...

January 27, 2017

Even small acts of generosity, like holding the door for people behind you and inviting someone in a hurry to go first when you’re waiting in line, have a positive impact on the people you choose to help.

January 14, 2017

The reason so many people fail has nothing to do with a lack of desire. When someone makes a resolution, their aspirations are always high. However, the motivation to take the action required to succeed starts to fade during the execution process. Before long, the resu...

September 2, 2016

It’s easy to be passionate about a project at the beginning. Most people are excited about setting and achieving worthy goals, but we all know the setting requires much less effort than the achieving. As a result, when times get tough–as they always do–and our plan doe...

August 5, 2016

Developing the ‘I can and I will’ point of view requires the ability to accurately analyze the root cause of a problem before a solution is selected. Karen Reivich, author of The Resilience Factor, says, “If we’re unable to assess the cause of our problems accurately,...

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