What’s Your Single Standard of Conduct?

Today’s reality is that people want to believe that they can maintain and even promote two different personas – most often, one for personal life and one for professional. I’ve always maintained that there is no such thing – that there’s one you and that the core of you shows […]

Zeal the Deal!

Zeal the deal? What are you talking about, Jeff? I’m actually borrowing from the old business / sales saying: “seal the deal.” Typically, seal the deal means doing something to close or confirm an agreement or arrangement. While sealing the deal is important, I’ve learned that it’s much more important […]

Attitude Reflects Leadership

I love movies. More important, I love the lessons that movies can teach us – if we’re open and ready to hear them. One of my favorite movies and certainly one of my very favorite sports related movies is Remember the Titans (2000), starring Denzel Washington as the African American […]

Who Are Your Love Equity Investors?

This past weekend was my Mastermind retreat. We were amazed to discover that this was our ninth annual retreat, and our seventh retreat at the same location. Time is certainly flown by. Our annual retreats are a great opportunity to reflect on the prior year, connect and deepen our relationships, […]

Seven C’s to Success©

I was recently nominated for an achievement award, and as part of the submission process I was asked to answer this question: What are my key traits that have created my success? Since “success” is a common topic of conversation, I want to share my response with you. I guess […]

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. […]