The Power of One

"One" is the first note in orchestrating your attitude. Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. It’s the most important one! You can harness your power of one if you simply: catch one negative thought and turn it into a positive one,think of one thing for which…

Start Procrastinating Tomorrow

You’ve heard the old procrastinator’s turn of phrase, “Don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow.” But you can seize the future you want by seizing the present you have. Get started now – not tomorrow, next week or when you get around to it. “Around to it” never seems to get here.…

Teacher and Student

As parents and leaders, we tend to focus on teaching lessons to our teams, whether it is a team of employees at work or a team of children at home. In today’s fast moving and ever-changing world we must also focus on learning new lessons ourselves. We have learned from our children how to: give grace…

Texting and Mastery

I am a pretty proficient texter, although I can't hold a candle to your average teenager. I recall when I purchased my first iPhone years ago, I was typing a text to my technology partner, Harry. I was encouraging him to do what he does best. I kept is short and sweet by writing, "Just…

It’s All About Character

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A significant problem in today's society is that people's level of success is greater than their character can sustain. We see it every day in professional sports, entertainment, business and politics. People lack the personal character to gracefully handle their success, power, influence and wealth. It's a character chasm. Cavett Robert, founder of the National Speakers…

Purpose and Service in Action

A few weeks ago, I shared a story about three friends who embodied purpose and service. Dan Montgomery is CEO of Fritz Industries.  He is a client, a friend, and a diligent reader of our posts. Dan replied to the post about purpose and service with a compelling story of his own. With his permission,…

The Value of Compassion

  Healthy leaders deeply value their values. They live and lead by their values. Three values are the hallmark of healthy leaders and demonstrate that they are in service to others:  integrity, humility, and compassion. This week, we will highlight compassion. Compassion means you actively seek to know the person behind the employee. This leadership…

A Legacy of Values

We are both proud graduates of Florida State University, and were fortunate to attend during Bobby Bowden’s tenure as head football coach. The world lost a great coach and an even better person this week. Your legacy is not what you leave for people but what you leave in them. Bowden’s life embodies that definition…

The Value of Humility

Healthy leaders deeply value their values. They live and lead by their values. Three values are the hallmark of healthy leaders and demonstrate that they are in service to others:  integrity, humility, and compassion. This week, we will highlight humility. Humility, in the words of C.S. Lewis, “is not thinking less of yourself but thinking…