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3 03, 2015

What is Your Best Habit?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Randy Pennington: This is a difficult question for me. I think I do pretty well at staying current in order to stay relevant in my professional life. I challenge myself to examine different viewpoints. I haven’t missed a daily workout more than 50 times in the past 15 years. [...]

23 02, 2015

Beyond Patricia Arquette’s Speech – Solving the Wage Gap

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez applauded. Meryl Streep almost leapt to her feet. Social media exploded. If Patricia Arquette’s goal was to get people talking, her plea for wage equality between women and men was a huge success. Now for the hard part: making the change. It made me think of an example [...]

29 01, 2015

From Fully Successful to High Performance

By | 2015-01-29T04:02:57+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leaders are known by their results. Your organization’s results improve when the performance of you and your people improves. It sounds obvious, and yet performance development remains, at best, an oxymoron along with jumbo shrimp, responsible teenager, and airline food. At worst, it is an overused promise with as much street [...]

14 01, 2015

See the Future Today

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:20+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change on your horizon is the one that you don’t see coming. The problem for most of us is that we are so busy taking care of the seemingly urgent stuff on our calendars that we don’t stay on top of the changes that will transform our lives. [...]

15 12, 2014

The Machine That Oils Itself

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My friend – and one of the Five Friends bloggers – Mark Sanborn wrote an excellent blog post last week titled “Why You Might Want to Stop Being a Thought Leader.” The premise is that maybe it is time to stop kidding ourselves that re-packaging and regurgitating someone else’s ideas [...]

1 12, 2014

A Piece of Colored Ribbon

By | 2016-12-05T19:33:31+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Years ago I visited the transportation museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. There was a wall as you entered that contained campaign battle ribbons dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts for the United States. The wall inspired a sense of awe once you recognize the sheer scope and [...]

26 11, 2014

Who’s Responsible for Ferguson?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The death of Michael Brown and the subsequent events are a tragedy. Everywhere you look someone is blaming an individual or group for the anger, hurt, riots, looting, building burning, and feelings of injustice that have invaded our consciousness. No one person or group is responsible for this tragedy. The [...]

24 11, 2014

The Big Lies That Are Hurting People That People LOVE To Believe

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: “You can have it all.” No, you really can’t. Some of the unhappiest people I know are those who bought into that whopper. They lack priorities, choose uncomplimentary or conflicting values and wear themselves out pursuing every activity. Try eating all you want and keeping your weight [...]

18 11, 2014

Why Your Story Trumps Your Resume

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I had the good fortune to meet and work with Bill McDermott years ago when he was with Xerox. Since then he has gone on to lead SAP and now write an excellent book titled Winners Dream: A Journey from the Corner Store to the Corner Office. Bill was gracious [...]

10 11, 2014

The Battle for Relevance

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

  You and your business are more likely to become irrelevant before you ever become obsolete. Blackberry is a great example. Its market share for smartphones was 40% in 2010. It is less than 2% today despite an 85% growth in the number of annual smartphone sales. Blackberry didn’t lose [...]