We all spend a good bit of time making decisions based on vague information or learned beliefs that cloud those decisions. Shouldn’t we spend more time searching for clarity? We are at a bit of a disadvantage as human beings. Our brains are designed to notice patterns and create habits to conserve our energy. This;… Read More


Why is it sometimes so difficult to define goals and get results? There are many reasons and here are ten to start with: 1. We don’t clearly define the goal. We are not specific enough or don’t use words that we understand that will help us move toward success and we don’t clearly define what… Read More


There is an interesting quote that is credited to Peter Drucker but not proven it came from him. The quote is “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” It doesn’t really matter whose quote it is, it does get used frequently in a variety of business environment and publications. What is that quote really saying? If you… Read More


One of my major drivers for writing From OK to Excellence, 7 Steps to a Productive and Engaged Workforce was hearing business owners or leaders telling me that Ok was good enough. I found this mindset unacceptable from many standpoints starting with the amazingly strong influence leaders have on the lives and the results produced… Read More


Some of us who are high achievers are inclined to set Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG’s). There is absolutely nothing wrong with a BHAG if every goal is not a BHAG.   Even if we do have one of more BHAG’s we need to take the next step and create our action plans so at… Read More


  The minute you stop working on yourself is the minute you start going backward regardless of your age.   What are you doing to keep growing and learning? Are you counting on someone else to do it for you or provide the developmental tools? If you are you may be severely disappointed. Whether you… Read More


There has been significant information over the past few years about the impact of the generation called the Millennials on the workplace. Multiple studies have been done, reports written, consultants energized, books written and many other activities about the impact of the Millennials on the workforce. The activity in this area has become even more… Read More


As most of us know, the way we look at things strongly influences the way things look.   If you look for things that are wrong with whatever you are looking at you can usually find plenty. After all you are looking through your filter that defines what wrong and right look like. It’s easy… Read More


  If you are leading an organization of any size, have you identified the things that only you can do? Seriously, what are the things that only you can do?   I suspect that if you have given this question any serious thought you have come to the conclusion that there are very few things… Read More


How many good deeds take place and good things happen every day? How many of these good deeds and good things do you hear about in the press versus bad things?   I don’t know about you but I am tired of all the bad news that floods all of us every day in various… Read More