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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Time to Start Learning

“Life is tough…it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne I had the good fortune to be part of a panel discussion at a local college recently. We were answering questions from a group of [...]


Are You Agile?

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” – J. Paul Getty I have the great fortune of working with a lot of terrific leaders. They share a bunch of characteristics, but [...]


It’s Your Job!

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker I live in a part of the world with a relatively small population. No matter what the [...]


Time for World Domination

“Achieving something that’s never been done before starts with challenging yourself to do things that you’ve never done before.” – Melinda Gates Here’s the least original statement of the year: [...]


Beliefs = Outcomes

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb The more I’ve learned about leaders & their businesses (not to mention myself), the [...]