Why Writing a Simple Mission Statement Makes a Difference

“Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?” – Zig Ziglar We as human beings are wired to think and choose how we will conduct ourselves in leading our life. We can make our own decisions regardless of the conditions we find ourselves. We can make choices based on what we want, what we …

Can You Name 5 Simple Qualities Of A Good Company?

“In business it’s about people, it’s about relationships” – Kathy Ireland Isn’t it interesting how many shipwrecked businesses went to great lengths to hire the best only to end up treating their customers like second class citizens? Equally puzzling are the organizations that could be rated number one in customer satisfaction and rated last in …

4 Reasons Authenticity In Leadership Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

“Authenticity is your most precious commodity as a leader” – Marcus Buckingham Authenticity in leadership requires courage because leaders take risks to realize their vision and take responsibility for their mistakes. The word courage is from “Coeur,” the French word for heart. Good leaders put their heart into motivating developing and challenging people to navigate …

Why Your Organization Needs an Effective Operating System

In the 1950’s comedians, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello did a routine “Who’s on First,” this satire on bad communication is built around a baseball team’s infielders with names like “Who” the first baseman, “What” the second baseman and “I don’t Know” on third base. The script is well written, so the conversation becomes more …

Why It’s Better to Win and Lose Together

“Teamwork divides the tasks and multiplies the success” – Author Unknown Super Bowl LIII though thought by many to be less than exciting was, in fact, a textbook demonstration of teamwork. The New England Patriots didn’t win an unprecedented sixth championship on talent alone. The Patriots organization is powered by good players being led by …

Why Life is Healthier With Boundaries

“We cannot set a boundary and simultaneously take care of another person’s feelings.” – Melody Beattie We all have friends who we feel tend to invade our personal space on occasion, and I’m sure we all know people we like and struggle with their being intrusive at times and yet, we say nothing. When we …