"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." -Henry David Thoreau We are living in difficult times. The amount of change and challenge is overwhelming. The pandemic is upending our lives and livelihoods. People are in a cultural war with each other. The news and social media sensationalize the negative. The day to day … Continue reading It’s Time To Believe In Yourself Again.
(reprint from my weekly newsletter, Authentic Success) Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent." –Bill Gates2020 is the year for individuals and organizations to become more flexible, agile and adaptive. These same qualities are the #1 priority CEOs look for when evaluating new team members, according to the 2018 IBM … Continue reading 2020. The Year To Reflect And Recalibrate.
As with any challenge, it's important to remember that you have a choice of perspective. Choice is the one option that remains regardless of what the conditions take away. This truth is especially important to remember as you consider the unprecedented effects the pandemic has on our lives, our health and the economy. The virus … Continue reading Fear In The Age of COVID-19
The Dow plunges 2,000 points. Coronavirus is coming to your hometown. What do you do? Do you rush into action or stand still and assess the evidence? Do you ruminate about what happened and stressfully forecast the worst future scenarios? Or do you steadily move forward with workable actions to stem the fallout while alert … Continue reading Crisis Management Mindset
Thanksgiving is a traditional time of year we stop and metaphorically “smell the roses” giving thanks and appreciation for what we have. What if gratitude were a strategy for better work as well as a better life? It can be. Especially in the areas where entitlement and low engagement are an issue. Gratitude increases positive … Continue reading Gratitude-A Culture Strategy
When you ask someone, “How’s it going?” Most people say “okay, getting by, managing alright.” It seems as though for most of us, there is so much to juggle that we hardly have time to think about developing a career and life experience that would have us shouting out an answer such as, “spectacular, outstanding, … Continue reading How to Jumpstart Change
Have you ever tried to make a big change that you really want, but can’t seem to sustain the smaller changes in choice and action needed? Sounds frustrating. How does a bird learn to fly? How do we learn to fly? To take off in flight towards our goals? To say it more practically, how … Continue reading Learning to Fly is the Hardest Thing.
Authenticity is being true to who we are and not trying to imitate someone else. When we walk our talk, others take note and listen. They trust us because we are consistent in our words and actions. Trust allows deeper, more rewarding and fruitful relationships. Whether you are leading yourself, teams of people at work, … Continue reading What Does Authenticity Mean?
Who do you compete against? Other people or yourself? Whatever your answer, how can you use this to help you achieve more of what you want? For some, competing in business or sports is a thrilling game played with formidable opponents. It reflects a combination of strategy and skill. For others, competition is about being … Continue reading The Games We Play
“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown