Self-starters who take action and get things done are essential to any effective organization. But what are you supposed to do if your teammates don’t show initiative? I was recently talking with a friend. He was frustrated his employees didn’t take enough initiative. The lack was really affecting his business. The problem was he blamed […]
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This past year I have noticed how my vocabulary impacts my attitude. Words have power. They impact others, of course, but they can also have an impact on us. Here’s how.
I’m a big advocate of goal setting because I’ve personally benefited from it. But I’m also amazed how much the science of goal setting explains my personal experience. Whether working as an independent entrepreneur or a corporate executive, I’ve seen personal and organizational goal setting reap big rewards—and the research shows why.
Michael and I have been friends for well over a decade. When we met, he was already a good leader. But over the years I’ve watched him grow and become an even better one. And one of the things I love about Michael is that whatever he’s learning, he’s continually passing along to you. If […]
Several years ago, we had an English Setter named Nelson. He was gentle and patient. He let our grandchildren pull his tail and climb all over him. He only had one real fault. Whenever the door would open, he would bolt like a convict, drunk with his new-found freedom. It would often take twenty or […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Lucille Zimmerman. She is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. You can […]
Launching anything new is tough. But the challenges are predictable. Here’s how to take them on one at a time and win.
Your know that your emotions have a tangible impact on your results. But what can you do when you find yourself in a funk? Here are three suggestions.
Sometimes, success is simply a matter of making a little extra effort. When you do, it becomes the difference between success and failure.
A clearly written goal is not enough. A carefully thought out action plan isn’t either. You need one additional ingredient.
You have more power over your life than you think. You can drift with the current, let someone else hijack your destiny, or become intentional about your choices.
Most people won’t change course until something traumatic happens that gets their attention. It happened to me.