CARONAVIRUS Gratitude

When things are GREAT, we tend to forget about gratitude. When things are TOUGH, we tend to forget about gratitude. EXCELLENCE begins and ends with gratitude because gratitude is long-term thinking. You don’t get too high or too low… Long-term thinking affects every thought, action, and interaction, everyday. In the long-term, whether things are great […]

DEFINITION OF MATURITY

The route to maturity is the same for everyone, gradual exchange of our inclination to selfishness for the standard of generosity. This exchange is powered by gratitude. It reminds me to be as mature on the inside as I look on the outside. You have to be generous to be excellent….

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 […]

Motivation – nonsense

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

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 […]

Foundational Quotes

Less Is More. Simple is beautiful.. We need additional success, not perfection… What’s something you’ve done to put these quotes into practice? What was a result? Merry Christmas and be excellent….

What it Looks Like to Achieve Integrity

The best leaders have the most integrity. Integrity attracts others. What does it look like to achieve integrity? You’re the same person in every domain of your life, especially when things are not going well. What’s the result? The result of integrity is consistency, credibility, and referability. Do you live your life as if the […]

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