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…

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,…

3 Words to Change the World

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Although it’s an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don’t have to be a billionaire giving away cars or houses to positively change someone’s world. We each have that same power. We don’t even have to do anything!  We only have…

Leadership is a Verb

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  Leadership builds up, not down.It is active, not passive,Leadership brings a smile, not a frown. Leadership gives credit, not blame.It casts vision, not doubt,Leadership drives change, not same.  Leadership adds value, not clutter.It sees causes, not symptoms,Leadership ignites passion, not a sputter. Leadership helps you swim, not drown.It is inspiring, not expiring,Leadership is a…

Involuntary Humility

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Humility is not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less. If you have children, you know they are great at maintaining their parents’ humility. My youngest child, Lexi, is particularly gifted in this area. Along with the books and columns I write, I have been writing this newsletter/blog for 22 years now. Occasionally I…

Anything is Everything

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How you do anything is how you do everything.  Each and every action you take, word you speak and decision you make creates a life by choice. Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. So, start elevating just one area of your life, then watch the positive effect in other…

The Gift of Defining Moments

(Excerpted from 7 Moments... that Define Excellent Leaders) The building blocks of our excellence are moments… literally. Defining moments, that is. Nobel Prize winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, asserts that we experience thousands of individual moments every waking day. These "moments" last only a few seconds. If you consider your strongest memories, positive or negative, you'll…

Two Words to Motivate

How do I motivate my team, my kids, my spouse, my anyone? It’s an age-old question with a myriad of different answers... too many to even summarize here. So, in our information overloaded world, let me boil it down to this. If you want to motivate, then appreciate.  We do more for those who appreciate us.…

4 Holiday Stress-Busters

  The holiday season rush, year-end crunch, New Year's expectations - they all place heavy demands on our minds and bodies. This acronym can help proactively manage your stress during the holidays or any other time: H.A.L.T. Avoid getting too: Hungry. This might sound goofy around the holidays, when you make good use of the extra hole in your belt, but…