What’s the Picture in Your Head?

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon Alder I was fortunate last week to spend some time working with a business [...]


Getting People on Board

“It’s a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” – Helen Keller One of the things I hear leaders complain about on a regular basis is how hard it is to build commitment to change across an [...]


Imagining Reality

“Don’t let reality get in the way of your dreams.” – Anthony Liccione It’s early January and the world is full of New Year’s resolutions, lists of things you can do to make the year successful, [...]


Who’s In Charge Here?

“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin Last week in this space the focus was on making sure what you’re doing is driving your business toward the vision and making sure [...]


Why Are You So Busy?

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver We live in a world of activity. We feel like we’re busy all the time, and we actually take pride in it. If I ask a [...]


What Are You Really Looking For?

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays Last week in this space I vented a little bit about beliefs and how they [...]


Keep Dancing

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche I’ve used the above quote in this space before, maybe more than once. The [...]


3 Steps Toward Effective Action

“Take action. Success is not guaranteed, but inaction will guarantee failure.” – Ken Poirot There are so many opportunities to take action in today’s world that sometimes we do nothing. A hundred [...]


Be You & Be Awesome

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland Usually, at some point when we’re kids, we hear an adult say some version of “You [...]


It’s Your Choice

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn I have a lot of conversations with business leaders that start [...]