Business leadership; personal motivation; leadership mindset; leadership styles

More myths about the pathway to success

I graduated from engineering school and then went to work for the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC. I attended George Washington University Law School and graduated in the top 10% of my class. I moved to California and soon found myself in a private law practice. And I worked hard at it.

But after 11... Read More ➝

There is a way to deal with “difficult people”

From the conversations we have with people in management positions in organizations of all types, the number one issue continues to be how to deal with difficult people; people who don’t get along with others, who treat others disrespectfully, who are disruptive, the list goes on and on. The inevitable comment and question is always the same: I’ve talked... Read More ➝

With integrity, everything works

I wise man I had the privilege of working with many years ago made the bold statement: “with integrity, everything works, without integrity, nothing works.” Over the years I have come to appreciate the wisdom of that statement.

So what’s integrity? It comes from the root word “integral” meaning whole and complete. So to have integrity means to be whole... Read More ➝

Why not play full out?

As a follow up to what I wrote about last week, if you understand that life and business is not about winning or losing but rather is about winning or having learning experiences, the obvious next step is to learn to play full out. That is something most people don’t do. Why is that?

Look at it this way: you... Read More ➝

What if everything happens for your benefit?

What if everything is perfect, as it should be, and for your benefit? What if everything that happens, everything that has happened, and everything that will happen is exactly what had to happen, is happening and needs to happen for your benefit?

Now I’m not asking you to... Read More ➝

Listening: Your pathway to enlightenment

In last week’s blog post, I stated that there’s a distinction between being smart and being enlightened. Being smart will get you so far in life and in business. Being enlightened is necessary to get you the rest of the way.

What does it mean to be enlightened? It means you understand, first, how life works, then you understand how... Read More ➝

Is it better to be smart or enlightened?

One of the things I notice in the many organizations I work with is that I run into a lot of really smart people. While I guess there’s no harm in being smart, in fact, it may be a good thing, it often presents an interesting challenge. So if you consider yourself to be smart, read on.

Here’s the problem... Read More ➝

The fine art of goal setting

I’m going to assume, for the purpose of this conversation, that you set goals, whether they be weekly, monthly, yearly or long-term. My first question is: are your goals means goals or end goals? Examples of means goals are: make 5 sales calls, sell 6 widgets, get a promotion, buy a new car, buy a new home, sales of... Read More ➝

Are you enjoying the run for the White House?

I don't know about you but I'm finding the present race to become the next president of the United States to be both fascinating and disturbing. The fascinating part is the degree to which what would be considered to be the traditional types that run for office have fallen by the wayside. On the Republican side in particular,... Read More ➝

It’s time to get into action

For several weeks now, I have been asking the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer is: yes! The first principle is: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what you have been given to create with... Read More ➝