Can You Burpee More Than a 12 Year-Old?

I just turned 50 and in my mind I’m as fit as anyone walking around town. When I’m pressed for time and I can only do a short workout, I’ll shoot for 200 burpees, 20 per set, every 2 minutes for 20 minutes. I usually make it to +/- 185 because I simply run out […]

Bad Help

What is bad help? Bad help is 1. supporting change and 2. not wanting to start with ourselves. In other words, our lips say ‘yes’ and our actions say ‘no’. We all do it without realizing during times of conflict. I was at a Seek Change event last week and one of the small groups […]

Falling Down as a Leader

Falling Down as a Leader… The quickest way to pick yourself up off the floor when things aren’t going your way is to be grateful. THINKING of something to be grateful for is one thing, ACTING grateful is another. How do you practice the HABIT of gratitude? GO HELP SOMEBODY! The habit of gratitude builds […]

Your Virtue, The Greatest of Treasures

Your virtue, which is how you are characterized (prudent, courageous, having self-control, just…) is worth more than anything in the world. It is the greatest of treasures. It is WHO you are. It impacts HOW you do WHAT YOU DO. It impacts those around you. It is cumulative. It is the artifact you leave behind […]

‘How’ you produce results is more important than the results

‘How’ you produce results is more important than the results in the long-run… IF you are interested in leadership (people), otherwise you’re a manager (of things). In other words, people are more important than things. We tend to have a ‘disconnect’ between the ‘how’ and results and therefore things tend to be given more importance […]

Collaboration Paradox: Accountability is Freedom

Capturing our culture or ‘how’ we work together on paper and measuring it increases our accountability to each other and our freedom. The result is more freedom to communicate/collaborate, increase our responsibility/innovate and be everything we want to be in our work family and home family.

Overwhelmed? – Make Sincerity and Simplicity Standard Practice

What I notice working with leaders, especially the last few years is most are overwhelmed. Minimize overwhelm by making sincerely and simplicity standard practice in your organization. Sincerity is expressed in words. Simplicity is expressed in actions. Sincerity is telling the unvarnished truth about your thoughts and feelings in an understanding way – in other […]

How ‘Rich’ Can ‘Poor’ Be?

Do you ever worry? ‘By worrying you can’t add a single moment to your lifespan.’ What causes worry? Slavery – concern over what you will eat, what you will wear and what parties you were not invited to… In other words – concern over being ‘rich’ in a temporal sense. What causes freedom? Poverty. If […]

Be Hot or Cold, but not Lukewarm

Here’s a timely quote to think about and figure out how to take action on it based on what it’s telling you… “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Parkhiser Happy Thanksgiving to your family! We’re happy to invite you to […]

Vertical vs. Horizontal View and What that Means for You

I was watching a colleague’s Ted video and he talked about having a horizontal or in my mind an appreciative view of the world versus a vertical or hierarchical view. A vertical view ranks people – in terms of their schooling, height, looks, money, friends, etc… You view people in a vertical way every day. Your neighbors, the person next to you […]