GREAT STRATEGY

I’m challenging you to adopt this greater purpose with me: – Business leaders at the service of mankind will save the world…. Second, I’m challenging you to adopt these ideals: – Leadership is virtuous or it’s not leadership. – Strategy isn’t strategy unless most others wouldn’t do it. Strategy is meant to create distinction. (see the […]

You Don’t NEED Trust

You Don’t NEED Trust You don’t NEED trust to lead. You NEED authority. Trust is a by-product of authority. You build your own authority. You receive trust from others. There’s 2 types of authority – AUTHORITATIVE authority and AUTHORITARIAN authority. Authoritative authority is leading based on WHO you are and HOW you do things (and […]

Excuses for Being Less Than Excellent

When you are busy because things are tough or going exceedingly well, it’s easy to make excuses for your decisions to be less than excellent. Decisions that result in 1. loss of routine, 2. allowing the trivial many tasks to get in the way of the vital few actions (that produce a majority of your […]

Leadership is Virtuous or it’s not Leadership

LEADERSHIP IS VIRTUOUS OR IT’S NOT LEADERSHIP It’s a quote from a colleague, Alexandre Havard, that I’ve shared lately. Why? I’ve worked with dozens of business leaders over the last month of crisis to 1. keep team members, 2. retain clients, and 3. sharpen strategy. What most business leaders do in crisis is retreat into […]

SERVING OTHERS ISN’T YOUR PURPOSE

Below is an ‘open letter’ to my network. Folks, My purpose is to challenge proven leaders, like yourself-wanting excellence, to take the next step. In the end, the next step isn’t about increasing revenue, but it is. Read on… Achieving excellence answers the riddle of the purpose of your life. Most leaders say their purpose […]

Don’t Make a Decision Without This

Don’t Make a Decision Without This Consider thinking about time this way – 1. time is the beginning of your legacy or eternity (it’s not separate), 2. Life is short, 3. your decisions matter… Regardless of what the opportunity is, the question is not ‘do I have time?’ The question is ‘does this opportunity help […]

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 […]

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