Leadership: Patient all the Way to Victory

Published: September 9, 2014

  The focus of the leader ought to be on changing the state of the world for the long term. This priority is a big order. A leader must work through other people, and frequently faces resistance, limited resources, and short-term crises. To keep that long-term vision, a leader must have patience.   Patience is […]

Are You Working to Make Yourself Happy?

Published: September 2, 2014

  Looking for success in your work? Success means many different things to people. For some people, success is measured by money. Other people need to know they have positive human relationships around them. I am often happy to meet people who need to have a sense of achievement and meaning in their work.   […]

Beyond talent, the winning team

Published: August 26, 2014

Imagine that you have five people working on the team. Each of them is talented in a different way. As a team, they know it’s important to support each other to achieve results. They’ve worked with each other long enough to know what the others require of them. Although the talent of each may not […]

You are Being Watched, So Go on Parade

Published: August 19, 2014

  Your words are always under scrutiny. If you are the boss, then other people will listen to your words, interpret them, and find ways to wiggle out of what they mean. General Patton wrote, “You are always on parade.” If you are a leader, especially a leader in an organizational setting, then expect: someone […]

Leaders don’t look like each Other

Published: July 15, 2014

There was only one Elvis.  He lived, and he died.  He marked our memories, and there were many copycats.  No one could ever outdo the “King” at being Elvis.  Anyone who impersonates him is just giving us nostalgia. Leaders take us to new places.  Once we have been there, the region has been explored.  The […]

Is Change Important to You?

Published: July 11, 2014

  If you are dissatisfied, you probably want change.  Try imposing change on another person, and you will discover that most people aren’t interested.  Another person may be dissatisfied, but they probably aren’t ready to sign onto your vision.  Intentional change often fails. Change is all around us. I think we live in an era […]

Change, Risk and the Route to Happiness

Published: July 1, 2014

  If you are looking at making a career change, you are certainly thinking about risks.  You may look at a current place of security, determine, “I have these risks if I want to go forward,” and decide if it is worth it to get up and go.  Risk is present when we make changes […]

Three Reasons Leadership Leads to Success

Published: June 27, 2014

Leaders can become successful.  While there are no guarantees for success, leadership behavior does hasten success. I’ve had a chat with my friend today, Dan Creed, about small business enterprise and leadership.  We both agree – a small business owner must act as a leader if he or she wants to be successful.  In small […]

People don’t fail, projects do

Published: June 24, 2014

  Do you ever feel like a failure? I’m going to guess that this internal experience happened when you failed to reach a goal.  We would all like to say calmly, “Mission accomplished.” We know: none of us has a perfect track record.   We have all tasted that bitter cocktail called failure. You are not […]

How do you find your life passion through your work?

Published: June 17, 2014

  You likely spend 8 to 10 hours per day at work or on work related issues. Do you save up your passion for when you come home, turning it for your hobby or loved ones? Much of your life is  through your effort at work. Some people live passionately – at work, and in […]

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