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True Leaders Step Up and Take Responsibility

2022-09-20T05:38:54+00:00

Passing the buck is the flavor of the day. The news cycle is filled with stories of powerful people blaming subordinates who somehow “let them down,” “did not measure up,” or were “disloyal and incompetent.” Leaders throw their team members under the bus as a show of strength, when doing so actually demonstrates quite the [...]

True Leaders Step Up and Take Responsibility2022-09-20T05:38:54+00:00

168 Hours: What You Do with Them Makes All the Difference

2022-09-02T23:29:38+00:00

Two men were sitting in a diner booth together and discussing the 20th high school reunion they’d recently attended. It turned out that a few of their classmates had become extremely successful, while others struggled to reach their life goals, working hard, but barely breaking even. The men discussed rumors of inheritances and lottery winnings, [...]

168 Hours: What You Do with Them Makes All the Difference2022-09-02T23:29:38+00:00

Perseverance Is Great, but Success Takes Something More

2022-08-18T16:43:06+00:00

The topic of perseverance has been discussed ad nauseam across countless organizations and industries. Gurus espouse its power, reminding us that, if we only keep going, good things will assuredly happen to us. As children, we’re reminded not to quit the soccer team or school play but, rather, see each activity through to the end. [...]

Perseverance Is Great, but Success Takes Something More2022-08-18T16:43:06+00:00

The Undeniable Power of Relentless Follow-Through

2022-08-09T18:26:39+00:00

There are a handful of commitments a leader must possess without exception. These commitments are non-negotiables—points on which you refuse to waver, regardless of what comes your way. One of these key commitments needs to be relentless follow-through. A leader in possession of relentless follow-through does not allow things to slip. They don’t promise to [...]

The Undeniable Power of Relentless Follow-Through2022-08-09T18:26:39+00:00

Building Your Circle: Why Leaders Must Have Trusted Advisors

2022-08-08T17:38:42+00:00

The phone rang at 6:45 on a sunny Thursday morning. Calling me was a person I’ve known for 30 years. Originally, our relationship was one of a mentor and mentee but over the years, it had evolved into a strong friendship. A Conversation Unfolds This young person is now only a few months short of [...]

Building Your Circle: Why Leaders Must Have Trusted Advisors2022-08-08T17:38:42+00:00

Seeing the Opportunity Inside the Task

2022-07-23T18:34:47+00:00

So many of our interactions these days are transactional in nature. We might go into a busy store, grab the items we need, make our way through the checkout line, and be on our way, the whole experience barely registering or making an impact. However, when you begin searching for ways to make these mundane [...]

Seeing the Opportunity Inside the Task2022-07-23T18:34:47+00:00

An Impactful Leader’s Relationship with Time

2022-07-08T13:30:22+00:00

There are 168 hours in a week. That’s 10,080 minutes. We each get the exact same quantity of time within that period, and it’s a limited resource. Each day we all make choices about where we’ll invest and allocate our time. How you choose to use your time says a lot about what sort of [...]

An Impactful Leader’s Relationship with Time2022-07-08T13:30:22+00:00

6 Purposeful Steps to Achieving Your Greatest Goals

2022-06-15T16:58:52+00:00

Sisu is a Finnish concept describing sustained, relentless persistence no matter the circumstances. In Finland, the winters are long and cold, making a spirit of fortitude extremely important. As a leader, demonstrating sisu means being willing to say, “This situation is difficult, but I’m going to map it out and see it through regardless.” Accomplishing [...]

6 Purposeful Steps to Achieving Your Greatest Goals2022-06-15T16:58:52+00:00

Moving Forward vs. Getting Through

2022-06-12T16:23:31+00:00

Does it ever feel as if you’re constantly being swept up in an unrelenting series of cyclical timelines involving reports, financial statements, production figures, and updates on current initiatives? Then, the feeling is compounded by the pressure of project deadlines and the need to be responsive to team members, clients, and customers. All these things [...]

Moving Forward vs. Getting Through2022-06-12T16:23:31+00:00

Why Embracing Discipline is an Investment in Success

2022-06-09T18:34:26+00:00

When you hear the word “discipline,” do you have a visceral reaction? Do you shudder, or clench your jaw? You’re not alone. Many people have a negative connotation of discipline, considering it both difficult and uncomfortable. When you were disciplined as a child, it might have meant losing something you cared about, being put in [...]

Why Embracing Discipline is an Investment in Success2022-06-09T18:34:26+00:00

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