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21 03, 2015

The Future and Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:17+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What does the future look like? It is difficult to be 100 percent certain, but here are six trends that I believe will be a big part of our lives and work going forward: Customer expectations will continue to increase. Today’s “WOW!” experience will become tomorrow’s “Been There — Done [...]

10 03, 2015

10 Myths About Being a Great Leader Today

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

Leadership is about the ability to influence others – nothing more and nothing less. It has less to do with position and is more about credibility, trust, and bringing out the best in yourself and others. There are many myths about what makes a great leader. Here are ten that [...]

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 [...]

2 02, 2015

Employees Need to Remember That…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Scott McKain: Employees should remember EVERYONE is replaceable – those who aren’t distinctive get replaced first. Steve Jobs died in 2011. Apple just reported their most profitable quarter ever. Tim Cook is good, too. McDonald’s just replaced their CEO – made zero difference to the taste of a Big [...]

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. [...]

6 01, 2015

What Can You Do to Have a Better 2015?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:20+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Joe Calloway Spend more time with your kids.  Nothing but good can come from it. Stop waiting for someone else to “fix it.”  Go fix it yourself. Read more books. Watch less TV. Have that conversation you’ve been avoiding. Don’t waste time with people you can’t stand. Stay in touch [...]

22 12, 2014

What I Learned in 2014

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

 From Larry Winget Mine should be called what I relearned this year: Time spent with friends is worth every minute and every dollar invested.  A few days, a few bucks, a few great meals, some good whiskey, along with some lies and laughs will do wonders for you. Time spent [...]

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 [...]