Communication and Commitment

CWhen it comes to communication as leaders and team members, we have six different ways of “communicating” about things we want to do or accomplish, but only one of these choices is a clear commitment that invokes personal integrity and accountability. This is also true when it comes to personal […]

What or Who Are You Waiting On?

You know how sometimes you hear a song over and over for years and years, but you realize you’ve never really heard it? Well, that just happened to me last week with the song “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer (2006). I’ve heard this song many times, […]

Talk Is Cheap, But Silence is ….

I recently had the pleasure of hearing an amazing speaker, poet and change agent named Sekou Andrews (sekouandrews.com). He offered this insightful perspective: “When they tell you talk is cheap, tell them silence is unaffordable.” This really stood out to me as a different perspective on TALKING VS. ACTING. Talk is […]

Ask For What You Want

For those of you who have had kids, you’ll remember hearing this phrase over and over from your children: “I want ___________.” Every time we went to the store, my sons always wanted something and they would ask over and over and over. I don’t specifically remember, but I’m guessing […]

Field of Dreams

This week is the celebration of baseball – the All Star Game – and as a person who grew up with, loves and still plays the game of baseball, it reminds me of some of the great baseball movie lines of all time. There are two that I want to […]

Business Development Magic

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” –Seneca (5 B.C. – 65 A.D.) Despite literally thousands of years of recognition that “luck” is something that we create, it’s easy to instead depend upon or hope for fortuitous luck when it comes to developing relationships and business opportunities. As for […]

LEAP Into 2016

In case you missed it, 2016 is a special year – special because you get a whole extra day during the year. That’s right, every four years we get an extra day and 2016 is one of those years – a leap year. But let’s face it – that extra […]

Your One Third©

If you’re like me, you find yourself saying something like this: “I can’t believe it’s already September” or “Where did the summer go?” Funny how time seems to fly in our minds, but not so funny how we (I include myself in this) fail to take action to change it. […]

The Power of Urgency©

Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) famously said, “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.” We’re all going hard and fast. Everyone’s busy, stressed and overwhelmed. To do lists are endless, time is finite and the most common phrase from most people is “I […]

Leadership Lessons from Butch and Sundance©

If you don’t know what the title is referring to, then you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning and iconic Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).[1] The movie tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker (aka Butch Cassidy – Paul […]