Halfway There

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson It’s hard for me to believe that 2020 is half over.  I think all the usual [...]


3 Thoughts on Avoiding Defeat

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant Today’s idea seems pretty simple.  When you’re in a difficult situation, surrounded by [...]


Who Will You Be?

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.  That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami As leaders, we’ve all been sailing on unknown seas for the [...]


This Is Why You’re Here

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments.  The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini We certainly are not living in easy times.  The past few months have seemed like a constant parade of [...]


It’s On Us

“Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you.  This one change in thinking has the power to launch you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea.” – [...]


Don’t Stop Now

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from making some of my most valuable mistakes.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay As we try to [...]


The Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leaders – Until Now

“Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.” – Pele Leadership is a topic that’s been written and talked about for centuries, and all the [...]


Time for Leaders

“If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!” – Lewis Carroll Many years ago, someone said that being a soldier in a war was made [...]


Strange Days

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford I could pretend that the COVID-19 outbreak isn’t going on right [...]


Always Swinging Back & Forth

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.” – Matthew McConaughey Humans are interesting creatures.  For all our talk about learning from our mistakes, or not repeating the past, or not making the [...]