What are you willing to do to make your life better?

I faced this question during my morning reading and reflection time. On one level it seems very straightforward. Most of us hope to make our lives better or at least it would appear that way given the volume of self-improvement titles in circulation. So, the premise is simple. Right? You should want to get better Continue reading What are you willing to do to make your life better?

The Energy of Encouragement

Leaders don’t just ask people to do things. Or tell them to do things. They help people believe they can do bigger things. And better things. en·cour·age to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something): to stimulate (something or someone to do something) by approval or help; support Encouragement is a form of energy. It opens the Continue reading The Energy of Encouragement

Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

A friend recently shared this video and my immediate reaction was… Whoa, I’m that guy. Watch the video first, (it’s short), and then I’ll come back to my story. Nope, not the guy meditating on the video title screen. I’m the one who has a problem with anticipating stress. (You did watch the video, yes?) Continue reading Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

Leadership Rocket Science

“If you’re a leader, your whole reason for living is to help human beings develop—to really develop people and make work a place that’s energetic and exciting and a growth opportunity, whether you’re running a Housekeeping Department or Google. I mean, this is not rocket science. It’s not even a shadow of rocket science. You’re Continue reading Leadership Rocket Science

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges