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Yesterday Can’t = Today

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius Last week in this space I wrote about the reality that as leaders we can’t sit [...]

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Maybe the Problem is You

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt There is no end to the list of things that business owners [...]

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Make Time for What Matters

“If your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.” – Chinese Proverb Every time I read that quote I like it [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Two years ago, I posted a video of a singing turkey here for Thanksgiving.  Somebody emailed & said if I did that again they’d unsubscribe from this blog.  Challenge accepted…

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Leaders & Focus

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought into a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell Time seems to fly by, and this year is no different. It’s [...]

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Culture Takes Work

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington Culture gets a lot of attention these days, and rightly so. For all the strategy & planning and great ideas we might have, [...]

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Get to Work

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie I love sports. I [...]

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Wishing Doesn’t Cut It

“A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” – Robert Frost Most people are happy to tell you about their phenomenal work ethic, or how [...]

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Paint Your Canvas

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer As I’ve mentioned before in this space, one of the most important (and often overlooked) aspects to success [...]

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Back to Basics

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare There are a lot of fun, complex, mysterious things that go into leading an organization to sustained success. We’ll [...]