How many times have you heard somebody say “we're not holding our people accountable” or “we need to hold them accountable”?
Yeah, I've heard it too. And unfortunately, I've actually said it.
I have been in leadership and leadership development for over 44 years and I have found that accountability is that one thing that we very often want for other people, but we seldom if ever actually want it for ourselves.Read More
Did you know that accountability is the most difficult word in the English language?
I learned that recently from my friend Sam Silverstein, the author of No More Excuses -- The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth.Read More
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. ~ Zig Ziglar
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell
Many years ago, I attended a funeral of a long-time friend. Wynon was a character in every sense and attracted great things and great people to her. She was always encouraging, always had a smile, and was always willing to offer a helping hand.Read More
Whether you think of yourself as average or as successful, you are blind to some of the things that are holding you back from the success you desire.
This Greek soldier and philosopher, Archilochus, said that over 2,600 years ago and is still true today. I believe one can include practices, paradigms, habits, etc., in that. Whatever level of our training, practices, thinking, habits, we fall to that.Read More
The great Earl Nightingale, speaking to us in The Strangest Secret, tells us the opposite of courage is not cowardice. It’s conformity. That is, people acting like everyone else without knowing why other than everyone else is doing it or it’s what they think they are supposed to do, and they are still doing it without knowing where they are going or why.Read More
As coach to entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners, I find a striking trait about my more successful clients. Now, all of my clients are already successful. They are simply seeking more success on their journey to significance. This trait is in their attitude when it comes to service to other people in their community, the dreaded “giving back”. Regardless of other demands on their time, being in service to others in some form is a priority.Read More
Are you working hard to realize your dreams, but not getting anywhere?
If you reached the end of 2016, looked back over the last 12 months, and wondered why you were still in the same place that you were at the end of 2015, it’s probably becomes you’re missing the 4 D’s of Dream Development.Read More
Are you on track toward creating the life you want in 2017?
Or are the four D’s of Dream Destruction going to keep you stuck in place, spinning your wheels until you find yourself changing your calendar again, wondering why you’re no closer to your dreams in 2018 than you were in 2016
Today, I’m going to share four common obstacles that keep people from creating the lives they desire, even when they work hard and seem to be doing everything right.
Let’s see if you’ve been caught in any of these traps:Read More
I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable, experienced, and advanced in the world of personal computers yet today, as I was awaiting notice that a large video file was available for download, I discovered something about me.
This particular file I was waiting on is bigger than the memory on my computer has room for so I procured a 1 terabyte external hard drive and it was ready to go.