100% Commitment

As we have all learned through some of life's harder lessons – whether from helping a friend through a tough time, coaching a little league team, or working on a critical project – giving our best always gets the best results. The moment we totally commit ourselves and begin giving 100 percent, a certain momentum…

Your Father’s Legacy

On March 4, 1914, my late father, Peter Colantuono was born and would soon become part of the Greatest Generation. Over 100 years later, I sit in my ergonomic office chair gazing out my window at a beautiful tree line. It’s a welcomed mental break from considering a particular client’s challenge and polishing up a…

Exercise Your Heart

  There is no exercise better for the HEART than reaching downand lifting people UP. - John Holmes Have a need?  Help someone else succeed. If you are a servant leader at work or a servant leader to the world, take a moment to pause and lift someone up today. It's the fastest way to lift yourself up. Learn simple…

Speechless Leadership

There is one statement that validates your integrity when stated by another, and we have all heard it before: "He really walks the talk." Sure, it's a statement of personal alignment — that your actions match your words. Unfortunately, in today's world of loose-lipped leaders in all arenas, talk has become quite cheap. So, we…

Peanuts Wisdom

Sparky didn't have much going for him. He failed every subject in eighth grade. In high school he flunked Latin, Algebra, English, and Physics. He made the golf team but lost the only important match of the season, and then he lost the consolation match. He was awkward socially. He never once asked a girl…

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…