Belief = Behavior

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there’, stop yourself.  That thought is the problem.” – Stephen Covey I spend the vast majority of my time helping people make change, whether it be in [...]


Work Hard, Not Just Smart

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson It wasn’t too long ago that this topic came up (read this), but it’s still relevant.  I was fortunate enough to [...]


Getting Change Started

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe One of the most frustrating things about the world is the number of people who know what [...]


You’re Driving the Car

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I’ve had the opportunity recently to visit with a number of leaders who are nearing the end [...]


Dream Big

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso The dictionary definition of realism is “the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it [...]


Magic Bullets Are Extinct

“There’s always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there aren’t happy.” – Anonymous One of the hazards of my occupation is that sometimes people make assumptions.  Perhaps the most [...]


Learning & Time

“Looking back, my life seems to be one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle.” – Jack Paar One of the things that holds true for leaders everywhere is that there is never a shortage [...]


Noticing Doesn’t Make You a Leader

“It is easy to sit up and take notice.  What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” – Al Batt I was fortunate enough to spend a morning with a group of leaders recently, and one of the [...]


Change & Confidence

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard [...]


What Are You Actually Doing?

“Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey It’s been mentioned in this space previously (here and here, for example) that focus is one of the most [...]