Urgent: Test Yourself for Mediocrity

We’ve been lulled into thinking MEDIOCRITY IS EXCELLENCE… For example, if we employ people, sit on a few boards, donate money, and provide a comfortable life for our families, what’s unusual about that? Don’t other leaders, especially our competitors, and gasp, those with different political views, etc… do the same? In other words, what I’ve […]

Wise People Speak Last and Speak Least 

Wise people speak last and speak least. You can’t scale your wisdom without the help of others. With the help of others you can be magnanimous – urgently doing great things at scale while helping others to be great. When you’re magnanimous, speaking last and least is how you practice it… Significant Leadership and Great […]

Capitalism is Better for the Poor Than Socialism

“Capitalism is better for the poor than socialism. Proof is their migration from socialist countries to capitalist ones.” – M. Novak I looked-up some statistics and the U.S. has welcomed 4 times more immigrants than the next closest country for the last 30 years. I would add that capitalism is better than socialism for the […]

MEMORABLE JURY DUTY

MEMORABLE JURY DUTY For the first time last week I was chosen and served on a 6 person jury for a civil case. It reminded me how important it is to have principles to use to make decisions, because we ended-up convicting the defendant. BUILDING DECISIONS ON SAND Some of the jurors were making decisions […]

You Have to be BOTH of These to Achieve Excellence

We are spiritual beings (heart/y-axis, see below) having a human experience (mind/x-axis)… We have to be both to achieve excellence. If you want to achieve excellence and reach the upper right quadrant, you can’t do it without God. You can reach higher with God than without. I’m not prescribing ‘how’ to achieve excellence here, I’m […]

Motivation – nonsense

‘All people need to know is why their work is important’ – W. Edward Deming

Clients Want You and YOUR Clients

I recently read an article by Henry DeVries on 2020 Marketing Trends and here is one of two thoughts on these trends I’ll share over as many weeks. Clients want 1. you as a leader with high integrity and 2. YOUR clients to help them be great. CLIENTS WANT YOU AS A LEADER WITH HIGH […]

Clients Want YOUR Clients

I recently read an article by Henry DeVries on 2020 Marketing Trends and here is the second of my two opinions on these trends. Clients want 1. you as a leader with high integrity and 2. YOUR clients to help them be great. CLIENTS WANT YOUR CLIENTS TO HELP THEM BE GREAT Clients crave community […]

A Christmas Ornament for Character

When I think of Christmas ornaments, I think of a tree adorned with ornaments – the tree is improved. When I think of virtues, I think of high integrity or character adorned with virtues (prudence, courage, temperance, justice, etc…) – your integrity or character is improved. Virtues are habits you practice to improve your integrity […]

What to Start, Stop & Continue Doing…

One of the simple, time-tested tools I use with individual and organizational clients to collect actionable feedback from family, business colleagues or stakeholder groups to improve quickly is a ‘Start, Stop, Continue’ tool. The context IS you at your best. NOT the opinions of others or others projecting their issues on you, which happens with […]

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