3 Small Words to Change Your World

Healthy Leaders intentionally use their words to get the best from themselves and others. They carefully choose words to reframe daily events.  For example, they convert these typical statements into more growth-oriented, empowering ones by using "yet", "get" and "for": I do not know how to market this new product. vs. I do not know how to market…

The Feelings of Growth

The feeling of satisfaction from watching a child growth. The feeling of mystery from watching a garden grow. The feeling of success from watching your business grow. The feeling of hope from watching your faith growth. The feeling of accomplishment from watching an employee grow. The feeling of love from watching your relationship grow. The…

A Moment to Invest

In 7 Moments… that Define Excellent Leaders some of my favorite stories appear under a moment to invest.  Here is one of them… In the late 1890s, two young men were working their way through Stanford University when, during the semester, their funds got desperately low, and they came up with the idea of engaging Ignacy Paderewski,…

Zooming (of a different sort) to Work Smarter

The human brain is the defining aspect of our humanity. It separates us from every other life form. The gift of thought unites us. We can begin thinking about our own thinking by the time we are nine years old. Cognitive scientists at the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas…

Quit Getting Comfortable

Comfort certainly has its advantages—our comfy chair in the living room, a comfortable routine at work, a comfortable relationship. With all the advantages of comfort, here are some things you should know about the comfort zone before you explore the edge. The comfort zone is where most of life is played. It is certainly where…

Impact

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. day 14: Impact Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. But it is the most important number! Your thoughts, words, and actions are like individual notes that work in concert to create the…

Who’s Your B.E.S.T. Team?

The strength of our relationships is perhaps the greatest measure of the quality of our lives. It is also a key predictor of our sense of internal joy and contentment. Our relationships should be the place where we act our best and give our best. Strong relationships are built on two-way streets – they must…

5 Ways to Create More Mental Space

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Today's hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out "mental space" so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, and dream. Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, expressed the value of reflection years ago, even when the world was not so information-rich and time-poor. He said,…