The Power of Nature

Contact with green space is known to have beneficial effects on mental health. In fact, this study suggests that it may also play a positive role in preventing cognitive decline in the elderly. In particular, this research shows that the loss in cognitive functions expected as part of the aging process is slightly slower in…

Attention

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. Time is a great equalizer; it runs at the same speed for everybody, rich or poor, jet pilot or snail farmer. You can’t manufacture time, you can’t reproduce time, you can’t slow time down or turn it around and…

Help Others … Help Yourself

Students are graduating from high school, and many of them are about to set out on the adventure of a lifetime – college. Although it was many years ago, I can remember my first year of college as if it were yesterday. I remember being so excited to depart my comfortable state of Ohio to…

How to Declare Victory by Noon Every Day

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A typical day in business (and in life) contains a curveball or two that throws you off your plan. A customer complaint gets elevated to you, an employee matter erupts, negative press on social media requires an all-hands-on-deck meeting, an urgent project from the CEO lands on your desk, an unexpected expense requires your time to…

A Lyrical Salute to Moms

Only one day a year is officially dedicated to celebrating Moms. However, since it is the hardest everyday job on Earth, it only seems right to show our appreciation every day. I hope all the Mom readers have an awesome day. If you are not a Mom, let your Mom know you appreciate her! Enjoy this rapid-fire tribute…

Simplify Success

https://youtu.be/uGhg6o-AmlA The Speed of Success video reveals Simplify as the first of the seven S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Accelerators.  In 1800, an average American had 300 products to choose from.  Today, there are more than 1 million complex products on the shelves.   When Julie asks me to pick up some bread on the way home, my eyes…

Walk of Faith

The Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a cultural icon for Rio de Janeiro. The last summer Olympics cemented this image into the minds of millions. What really struck me was this video of workers making repairs from lightning damage.  The workers take a real walk of faith on several levels (starting at 1 min.…

Batman and Leadership

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5c4UVAMFOnw Leadership is an inside job. It starts inside with your personal leadership traits, such as integrity, trust, competence, and authenticity – all of which are aspects of personal reliability. You cannot expect your team to be reliable (or any other trait for that matter) if you are not being reliable. Since reliability, like leadership,…

How to Measure Your Life

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Measuring your life can be very subjective based on your own beliefs and values.  So, we offer two similar but different ways to measure your life. The first is this quote from Clayton Christensen: “When I have my interview with God, our conversation will focus on the individuals whose self-esteem I was able to strengthen, whose…