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11 Jul, 2012

What’s Up With the Economy? Uncertainty

By | 2012-07-11T14:06:28+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Execution, Innovation, Leadership, Others, Performance Improvement, Results|

Another month, and another weaker than expected jobs report. So what’s up with the economy? Welcome to the new normal: Unemployment that is higher than anything we can remember in decades. Scores jobs are available due to a lack of skilled workers. Slow growth that feels like a recession even though technically it isn’t, and most of all, uncertainty.

1 Jul, 2012

Delcare Independence from Fear and Uncertainty

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 July 1st, 2012|Accountability, Business Strategy, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership, Others, Performance Improvement, Personal Development, Results|

We live in an era of unprecedented uncertainty. At least that is what we are led to believe. Yes, the economy is sputtering at best. Jobs are at risk or non-existent. Europe could implode financially. The Middle East could implode politically. Depending on your political views, either the left or the right is about to take the country over a cliff from which there is no return. The challenges we face are certainly more expansive in their scope, but unprecedented uncertainty? Hardly. Do you believe that the level of personal anxiety is any higher today than that which existed during the Cuban Missile Crisis; World War I or II; the Civil War; the Great Depression; or life in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War?

25 Jun, 2012

Five Common Myths About Time Management

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 June 25th, 2012|Accountability, Business Strategy, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

In this era of economic uncertainty and stretched-thin corporate resources, many workers feel the need to practically chain themselves to their desks in order to maximize their productivity and thereby prove their worth. No one really likes the idea, but these days, how can you get everything done in less than sixty hours a week? In her new book, What to Do When There's Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day, Laura Stack says the key is to work less to achieve greater success. She turns time management on its head and debunks the idea that you have to run yourself ragged to be more productive.

21 Jun, 2012

7 Deadly Sins of Business Success Today

By | 2014-10-19T22:19:44+00:00 June 21st, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

Our sins, as we learn from religious teaching, corrupt our character and cloud our sense of what is right and wrong. Most important, they form a habit pattern that leads to our downfall. It works that way for organizations, too. Here are the seven deadly sins for business success today:

9 Jun, 2012

Responsibility, Accountability, and Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

My friend Larry Winget (www.LarryWinget.com), blew up his Facebook following last week when he posted this comment: “If your life sucks, it’s because you suck!” A number of people missed Larry’s point. Your life isn’t defined by your circumstances unless you allow it. There are many people – like my friends W. Mitchell and Chad Hymas – who have refused to allow tragic circumstances that were not their fault define their lives. And, there are others whose lives have spiraled out of control despite living in ideal circumstances. Circumstances can make it easier or more difficult to succeed. They can define your environment. But ultimately, the choice to be personally responsible and accountable is more important than your circumstances.

26 Mar, 2012

The Only Leadership Principle You Will Ever Need

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

It is time to stop thinking about new management initiatives and start embracing leadership principles. Programs and initiatives come and go. Principles never end. There is only one leadership principle you will ever need if your goal is a culture where everyone is committed to consistent results, strong working relationships, and volunteered accountability.

12 Mar, 2012

Performance Reviews Would Be Great If…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 March 12th, 2012|Accountability, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

Complete this sentence: Performance Reviews would be great if …. I asked participants in a series of workshops that question last week, and their answers were surprising and inspiring. There were the usual responses thrown in for comedic effect such as performance reviews would be if I always received top reviews and the maximum pay raise. But, most of the responses suggest that performance reviews could be valuable tools to provide feedback, encourage improvement, and enable results.

12 Feb, 2012

Right Number – Wrong Measure

By | 2014-10-19T22:25:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Government & Politics, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

What if the unemployment rate is the wrong measure? The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January 2012, and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent. That’s huge, and everyone should be excited regardless of their political affiliation. This is the type of employment gain that solidifies the economic recovery. But, what if the right number turns out to be the wrong measure?

23 Jan, 2012

Corporate Paralysis

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Communication, Leadership, Results|

Once in a while someone comes along with the unique ability to blend life’s circumstance with solid business advice. And in the case of Chad Hymas, he’s also an incredibly good person. As you are about to find out, there is much to learn from Chad. I recommend that you purchase Doing What Must Be Done right now. Its lessons are important for your life and your business.

23 Dec, 2011

Act Now To Earn Trust

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Accountability, Business Strategy, Communication, Corporate Culture, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership, Personal Development|

People trust you, right? Most people won’t look you in the eye and say, “I don’t trust you.” That is especially true if you are in a position of power. But, the symptoms of mistrust are there. It is up to us to see them. You could be experiencing a lack of trust if you are seeing any of the following:

10 Dec, 2011

Delivering Results in the New Abnormal

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 10th, 2011|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Results|

So here’s a scary thought: What if the turbulence that we’ve seen in the past three years is the new normal? This is an exciting time to be in the business of building a team, a department, and an entire organization. It is not for the faint of heart, however. The legendary brands of the future are being created today by leaders and organizations who relish the opportunity to compete and master life in the new abnormal.

22 Nov, 2011

Leadership and the Occupation

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:52+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|Accountability, Communication, Government & Politics, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership, Results|

Two months and counting. Truthfully, did you believe that the Occupy movement would have lasted this long? Protests happen all the time in this country. Travel to Washington, DC on virtually any day and you will see some group making their presence felt and beliefs known. The freedom to assemble and communicate your opinion is a sacred right in our country that was founded on a protest movement. And yet, we haven’t seen a movement like since … last year if you understand that the Occupy movement – while different in its goals – was born out of a frustration that shares striking similarities to the Tea Party. So what can leaders learn from a movement that has captured the news and proven to be more than just a group of people gathering to share their dissatisfaction? Here are four lessons:

31 Oct, 2011

The Only Culture That Matters

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:52+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Results|

“Culture” is becoming the catch word for virtually every new business book, training program, or speech. There are people out there who want to help you develop a culture of accountability, service, innovation, celebration, learning, listening, sustainability, trust, recognition, teamwork, engagement, and change. The only culture that matters is the one that helps you and your organization achieve your desired results.