Guard Against the ‘Collaboration of Ease’

If you ask, who, in their own minds, doesn’t think they’re collaborative? The question is not worth the breath needed to ask it. Here is the thinking behind ‘collaboration of ease’ that lulls us into thinking we are… Collaboration of ease – ‘ I collaborate when I can and I’m ok as long as no […]

An Often Overlooked Application of the 80/20 Principle

Many people are familiar with the principle – a small number of causes are responsible for a majority of the effects in the world. For example, 10% of the music ever recorded is played on the radio 90% of the time… A popular use of the principle is in business development – 10%, 20% or maybe […]

Big Time Waster – Working on Weaknesses… Know Your Talents and Work on Applying Them

Here are my top 5 talents: Learner – continuous improvement is a way of life Achiever – excited by mountains to scale and horizons to reach Self-Assurance – resilient and bounces-back quickly Focus – can quickly break-down projects into their component pieces and help others manage them more effectively Significance – tirelessly pursue personal excellence […]

How is God Working in Your Life?

All of us have the potential to be saints. This should be our goal. Start building who God wants you to be. There is an AM/PM exercise I suggest for establishing new habits. You set a goal for the formation of a new habit first thing in the morning and you reflect on how well […]

Ask for Feedback to Check for Understanding

The Client Feedback Tool is the listening channel to create conversations and strengthen relationships. Check it out at www.clientfeedbacktool.com .  

Common Sense and Uncommon Leadership

Keep your ego in-check, and stay sensitive to other’s needs. Surround yourself with people that are better than you in certain areas.

I wish for you surprises, turbulence and tough questions…

It’s being part of a tribe. People do things because they want to follow you, not because you tell them to follow you because you are the boss.

How to Catch the CEO’s Eye

Don’t worry about having an MBA. Look for an issue and solve it. THAT catches the CEO’s eye!

How to Construct a Story

Remember that a story has a ‘beginning, middle and an end’. Pick your topic, tell a story, make your point and keep it short.