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…

Top 5 Back-to-School Tips

Here are 5 back-to-school tips from three "parenting experts" who are siblings.  They wrote these tips that are excerpted from Please Listen Up, Parents when they were 21, 18 and 15 years-old. If we really don't want the latest lunchbox, let it go – we are trying to be cool. Get us into a routine before…

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…

Multiply Your Power of One

Multiply Your Power of One

In Orchestrating Attitude, I discuss that all changes, whether it’s a change you initiate at work or a worldwide initiative to end poverty, start with one – one person, one thought, one word, one action.  Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number.  It’s the most important number!  …

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…

Self-leadership

Leadership is an inside job.  It starts with self. Self-leadership is the awareness and intentional use of your thoughts, words and actions to be your best and get the best others.  You must be your best before you can get the best from your team. As a simple formula it looks like:  Think + Say…

4 M’s of Wellbeing

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Your personal and your team's wellbeing are a priority if you want to lead a healthy business. Amongst the flurry of suggestions, we have cut through the clutter to offer these 4 M's of wellbeing with actionable steps for each. Meaningful engagement Stay connected. We are wired to belong.  Find your community (even if virtual): neighborhood, church,…

Who am I?

This poem titled “Who am I?,” by an unknown author, serves as a poignant reminder as we make resolutions.  I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do you…

A BIG Lesson from a Little One

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I learned about the theory of goal setting in school and like many of us, learned about the mechanics of goal setting on the job. When my middle daughter, Grace, was seven years old I surprisingly experienced first-hand the power of thinking big. It came at the hands of someone quite small. Grace loved to play catch with Dad.…

What Your Kids Are Thinking (but may not tell you)

If your kids could share their secrets with you, they would be... Keep Things in Perspective Accept Us Be Real Talk with Us Create Connections Be Consistent Expect the Best Encourage Us Spread Gratitude Take Care of Yourself Be Present Live What You Teach This is exactly what our three kids have told us. Please Listen…