The Fastest Way to Get Clarity about Your Future

Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the …

4 Strategic Benefits of Having a Vision

As a leader, you know you’re responsible for the vision of your company. And you have one—sort of. It exists …

How to Leverage the L.E.A.P. Principle for Big Results

The turn of the year is always a good time to evaluate what’s working in our lives, what’s not, and …

How to Solve Your Turnover Problem

To lead a growing business, you need a strong team. But finding and keeping talent is a challenge. Sometimes it …

5 Ways Reading Makes You a Better Leader

Pollsters say reading is in decline. As an author and former publishing executive, the statistics make me wince. But I’m …

3 Essentials for Executive Moms

As a leader, you thrive on the challenges of running your business. But if you also happen to be a …

Four Questions to Sharpen Your Vision

Sometimes it’s hard to see something, even when you’re looking right at it. That’s partly because of the way our …

A 2020 Special Announcement

As a high achiever, you love reaching goals! But added on top of a busy life, goal achievement can seem …

What’s Missing from Your Goal Achievement Toolbox?

High achievers thrive on goal setting. So you probably get revved up at the start of a new year or …

Making Vision Stick

Use these 4 elements to motivate your team

Encore Episode: How to Fix New Year’s Resolutions

All of us, especially leaders, want to make positive change in our lives. But we’ve tried and failed many times. …

The First Question Successful People Ask about Their Goals

Recently I had an idea for one of my coaching clients. It was a fundamental change to her business model …

How to Do One-on-One Meetings

Leaders are often great solo achievers. But to be a truly great leader, you need to lead a great team. …

5 Steps to a Clutter-Free Workspace

A lot of productive people operate in disorganized workspaces. The problem is that they’re not as productive as they could …

How to Have Two Successful Careers in One Happy Home

As a leader, you’re probably used to being in charge. So when two executives occupy the same household, it can …

4 Keys to De-Stressing Your Two Career Home

Historically, there was one primary breadwinner in a family. One spouse, usually the husband, went to work. The other, usually …

Top 10 Tips for Leveraging an Executive Assistant

So you think you think you might need an executive assistant, but you’re not sure where to start? Here’s help! 

How to Get the Most from Coaching

You know a good coach can help you grow your business. But it’s not as easy as paying the fee. …

7 Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently than Unsuccessful Ones

I have worked with authors for more than three decades. Based on my observations, here are 7 characteristics that separate the highly successful ones from the others.

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Business Coach

You’re a high achiever, and you want it to stay that way. That means you need some coaching. But these …

5 Reasons You Need to Get Better at Saying No

I have a hard time saying “no.” Perhaps you do, too. I think it is more common than we think, especially for those who are empathetic or nurturing. Here are five reasons why we must get better.

Why You Need a Business Coach

You’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. But success brings a new problem: What to do next. That brings a …

How to Get Out of That Funk

The easiest way to get out of that funk is to change your physiology. It's surprisingly easy and fast. Here’s a five-step formula.

3 Reasons You Can’t Stop Working

Good leaders can handle a lot of responsibility. In fact, they thrive on it. But that can lead to the …

The Difference Between Trying and Doing

Trying and doing are two different things. Learning about this distinction is the key to success. Here's how you can do it for yourself.

How to Stay Mentally Fit

Leaders love to see progress. But growth brings a whole new set of problems. You may find yourself stuck in …

5 Steps to Developing More Discipline

Everyone knows you can’t succeed without discipline, yet few possess it. Here are 5 steps to developing more of it.

How to Create More Margin in Your Personal Life

Every leader needs a full and balanced life to be fully effective. But when you leave work, it can feel …

How Our Words Impact Others

Our words carry enormous weight. More than we sometimes think. They often impact people for decades, providing the courage to press on or the reason to give up.

Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 2)

Leaders all want to achieve. But sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Either we’re too perfectionistic, or too …

Seven Rules for More Effective Meetings

People get “trained” to come late because they know nothing significant will happen until well after the announced start time.... For example, “the purpose of our meeting is to report on the results of our latest market research and give you a chance to ask questions.” Or, “the purpose of our meeting is to evaluate prospective titles for Don Miller’s new book and determine which one we are going to recommend to the author.”

Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 1)

Leaders all want to achieve. But sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Either we’re too perfectionistic, or too …

7 Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job

Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is how to do it in a way that doesn’t burn your bridges.

How to Delegate for Perfect Results Every Time

To scale yourself, you need to delegate your work to others. But delegating tasks isn’t as easy as it sounds. …

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Whenever I feel overwhelmed or uncertain about the future, I follow the advice I was given by an older, wiser colleague. It is surprisingly simple but enormously effective.

How to Hire a World-Class Assistant

“Sure, I’d love to have an executive assistant. But I can’t afford one!” You’ve probably said that before. Or maybe …