The right mindset can fire up your creativity, skyrocket your productivity, motivate and inspire you when the world doubts your genius. It can literally change your results in an instant. When I look back at what led to the biggest shifts in my life and my business, it’s clear that changing my mindset completely altered […]

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning…Benjamin Franklin All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort…and effort means work…Calvin Coolidge All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience…Henry Miller

“People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed….If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.”     Lao Tse “People are less likely to make optimal decisions after a prolonged period of success”   unknown “The ultimate failure […]

I am sure every one of us has had to at least participate in the creation of an effective mission statement. It is interesting when you look back on a history of great and not so great mission statements.  Some will actually do more damage that good to an organization’s goals if the way they […]

The summer 2013 issue of Build contains quite a few  interesting articles and one specifically made me think about organizational innovation.  The article is under “motivation” but is really about the correlation between performance and happiness. The article also introduced me to the Harvard researcher and author of The Happiness Advantage and the follow presentation: http://www.thehappymd.com/blog/bid/295036/The-Happy-Advantage-Shawn-Achor-Video-amazing The […]

I was recently introduced to the leadership work of Brazilian author and businessman Ricardo Semler and in reading his latest book “The Seven Day Weekend” he writes about trust in an organization and how it bonds people together and to the organization itself.  And without integrity you simply cannot have trust in an organization. Although […]

“…loyalty and followership are the two things we cannot demand or set as an expectation….But negative behaviors ultimately diminish the legacy we leave. Consider what behaviors you might need to stop doing so that you can have a positive, lasting impact.” Great leaders do many things correct and they do these “correct things” consistently.  As […]