Your life: are you moving in the right direction?

1. Only do things that take you towards your ‘WHY’ and mission. Read them frequently. 2. Your answer to ‘WHY’ you do what you do should be how you serve others. It has nothing to do with money, power or reputation. What is your ‘BIG WHY’? Without it your life is devoid of purpose. 3. […]

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 […]

What if Culture and Strategy Shared Lunch?

If you asked CEOs – would you prefer winning minds to produce results or hearts AND minds to produce results, they would choose the latter. All organizations have a strategy that’s intended to win minds and a culture that’s intended to win hearts, but they’re usually not caught on paper and implemented together and measured. […]

Is MAGNANIMITY in your vocabulary? For your sake, I hope so…

This is a long lost word in our culture’s vocabulary that I hope to resurrect in as many lives as possible. It has nothing to do with molten rock that originates under the earth’s surface as you might intuit at first glance… What it is Magnanimity is a virtue or a habit. You practice virtues […]

Standing Out From the Crowd

CollaboraACTION is collaborating in word and deed on the work at hand in the best interests of the people involved even at short term risk of your money, power or reputation. What is insipid collaboration? Wishy-washy or common-place. For example, I recently had a plumber tell me he wanted nothing to do with solving a […]

The Quickest Path to Improvement is Asking for and Acting on Feedback

If you don’t ask for regular feedback, you’re not serious about improvement and your relationships aren’t as strong as you think they are… Feedback is a paradox – you have to make yourself vulnerable to ask for it and act on it in order to grow stronger as well as strengthen your relationships. Self-made billionaire Ray […]

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 […]

Measure Yourself – If You Are Collaborative, You Understand Mercy and Compassion and Exercise It

I heard a story recently that helped me understand mercy and compassion. There once was an emperor that was having a man executed for treason. The mother of the man pleaded with the emperor for mercy for her son. The emperor said that the man did not deserve mercy. The mother replied, well, if my […]

Collaboration Paradox, The Leading Indicator You Say You Want is Right in Front of You

A paradox is an action you take contrary to commonly accepted opinion. A collaboration paradox is a leader that wants to know what life would be like if his/her teams collaborated effectively and invests in it, but doesn’t want to measure it. The problem is the leader, understandably, already has enough challenges they know about […]

Simple is Beautiful: Winning Hearts Through Collaboration

You can re-purpose, re-package and re-position yourself by asking the simple question – who can I help? That’s what CareMore, Lyft and MedTrans Network have done collaboratively. Read the article here – http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160906006087/en/CareMore-Health-System%E2%80%99s-Collaboration-Lyft-Improves-Access Keeping in mind that the definition of collaboration is ‘doing what’s in the best interest of the project or in this case, what’s […]