What’s In the Mind of Good Leaders – Part I

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man” - Polonius   Do you ask yourself what goes on in the mind of good leaders? I’m in leadership since the 1980’s, and still, I’m intrigued by the makeup of …

Self Discipline and Consistency The Habits of Success

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.” —Abraham Lincoln I’ve yet to read a single long-term success story that doesn’t have consistency and self-discipline attached to it. Consistency and self-discipline are the power twins behind successful people. John Maxwell says, "Success is a journey, not …

Successful People Owe Their Success to Others

Ask any number of people what they plan to accomplish this year and how they plan to top that next year, and you’re likely to hear about business goals and organizational changes, team building and so on. In many instances, you’ll find its full speed ahead, strike while the iron’s hot, no looking back, keep …

LISTEN BEFORE YOU LEAD

“A wise old owl lived in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?” – unknown author Author Bernard Ferrari writes; "Good listeners seek to understand—and challenge—the assumptions that lie below the surface of every conversation." He believes that …

Why You Must Verify the Validity of Your Vision

Many people envision a brighter future, some bigger business, others early retirement. Whatever your vision for the future may be, it will require careful planning to make it a reality. Is your vision for your future realistic? Will your vision stand the test of time and all the surprises life will hand you along the …