motivation at work

You get to choose the world you see

In last week's post, I presented a question for you and an invitation: Who will you be in 2016 and at what level are you going to play? I proceeded to say that you have two choices: you can participate in the win/lose, right/wrong, you against me, fear-based competitive world, where you focus on what you can get... Read More ➝

Here’s the path to a happy New Year

As we approach the end of the year, we request that you use the following approach to be complete with the past, wipe the slate clean, and prepare yourself for a loving, joyous, and prosperous 2016. Don’t think about doing it. Just do it. You won’t be sorry and you’ll be pretty happy when it’s done.

The freedom... Read More ➝

Why having a company vision is so important

The first sentence of the introduction of my book, Unshackled Leadership, states: “After 20+ years of working in and observing organizations of every type and size, I have noticed a theme all successful ones share. They have enthusiastic, confident, optimistic, appreciative and happy people who work together on behalf of a future they have all committed themselves to.”

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We limit ourselves because we have an identity issue

The 2015 Roadmap to Success Coaching Program I’ve been writing about continues its progress with participants from all over the United States and Canada. To review, each and every one of us was born with the same creative powers. We each have the power to create practically anything and, in fact, we are creating all the time. What we... Read More ➝

The Power of Gratitude

I heard a startling statistic today and that was that women own less than 1% of the world’s properties. I heard this during a presentation about how empowering women can literally change the world, most especially in underprivileged countries where deep poverty is rampant. This article has nothing to do with empowering women, but empowering ourselves, no matter... Read More ➝

Right vs.Happy

They say that the two things that are too controversial to write about are religion and politics and while I’m not about to jump into either subject, they both provide a great example of a point I do want to make: life always only provides you with two choices: you can either be right or you can be... Read More ➝

Another Key to Effectiveness

Last week I suggested that if you’re like the vast majority of people, when the alarm goes off, you hop out of bed, take a shower, get dressed, hopefully eat a decent breakfast and you’re off to work. I further suggested that while that approach is pretty normal, it isn’t useful because you haven’t appropriately prepared yourself for... Read More ➝

Leadership Strategy – “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

In many leadership workshops, people are asked to think about a great leader they’ve known and list the qualities that made them such a great leader. 

What would your answer be??

We’ve worked with some amazing leaders and here’s my answer.   

They were outstanding in ALL of the following areas:

  •  People skills
  •  Business skills and knowledge
  •  Technical knowledge in their industry
  •  Visionary

Many people are... Read More ➝