These 2 Things Make a Difference

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” – Dizzy Gillespie Last week in this space the topic was focus, and the importance of zeroing on what matters and getting your people to do [...]


What Should They Do?

“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.” – John Madden As leaders, we are bombarded by ideas and information about how we’re supposed to manage people.  If [...]


Just Move

“We generate fears while we sit.  We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link Here we are again.  It’s the first week of January, and I feel like I should write something about it being an [...]


Do Your Homework

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.” – Black Elk Last week in this space I wrote about the importance of making [...]


What Have You Learned?

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” – Anne Frank As we approach the end of another year, we all have a tendency to look forward.  And that’s a positive.  It’s [...]


People and 2022

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” – Sarah Kay If we were playing a game of hide and seek with the year 2022, this would be the part where 2022 says, “Ready or not, here I come!”  [...]


There’s No Time Like Now

“Time is more value than money.  You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn Most of them are too polite to say it, but I would guess that the majority of leaders I’m [...]


How Can You Use This?

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde Right now it’s pretty easy to focus on what’s going wrong.  Maybe that’s always easy for a lot of people, but it [...]


You May Choose Failure

“It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.” – W. Edwards Deming For the past couple of weeks in this space, the topic has been change – how we can’t keep doing the same things [...]


Little + Little = Big

“The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius  Last week in this space the topic was change and the idea that regardless of how successful things have been in [...]