What Do You Actually Want?

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way.  If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn People are interesting creatures.  We like to talk about things like excellence, work [...]


What’s Your Response?

“Be a light, not a judge.  Be a model, not a critic.  Be part of the solution, not the problem.” – Stephen Covey It’s easy, especially in chaotic times like ours, to have a sour attitude about [...]


Pushing Through the Fog

“There is no such thing as a foreseeable future.” – David McCulloch One of the frustrations I hear from leaders on a regular basis is that, right now, the future seems so uncertain.  I understand [...]


The Art of Paying Attention

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber One of the difficult lessons of the past year is that we always have to be prepared for the unexpected.  I [...]


Time to Play Offense

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill There has not been a shortage of things to worry or stress about in the past ten months.  We’ve experienced [...]


Think it Through, Plan it Out

“The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.” – John Harvey-Jones With all the craziness that [...]


You Get to Decide

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall I got into my vehicle the other day, and when I turned the key the radio came on [...]


Time for Reimagining

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” – Claude Monet As we slowly begin to approach something that maybe seems like “normal”, it’s easy to want things to go back to the [...]


Make It Yours

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish.  I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be.  It’s their mistake, not my failing.” – [...]


What’s Your Story?

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” – Ira Glass  There are literally dozens of things that impact the success or failure of an organization.  Some of them get a lot of press:  do [...]