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The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to happiness The secret to being happy is not a new home or a new car; in fact, it is not anything new. Not a new job or a new vacation; not even marrying your dream guy or gal. Research shows happiness comes from gratitude. Harvard Health Publications...

What is your Personal Growth Plan?

What is your Personal Growth Plan?

Nearly everyone has a personal growth plan, but many have what I like to call a default plan. They implement some good growth ideas, but they are scattered or haphazard.  I believe you need to purposely design your personal growth plan. You can easily build a few...

Would You Follow You?

Would You Follow You?

  I often ask this question when speaking to a group of leaders. The response is usually thoughtful deliberation. So, right now, let me ask, “Would you follow you?” If not, why should anyone else? Leading well is the best leadership development program you can...

How To Handle Criticism

How To Handle Criticism

No one enjoys criticism; however, it can be positive. To benefit from criticism, look at it as constructive feedback. Basic Ground Rules to Handle Criticism:   Don't immediately reject their words. Thank the person for talking directly to you. Reassure the person...

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity No one is exempt from dealing with adversity. Life is full of curves, detours, and sometimes crashes. Leaders should expect to go through significant trials in their personal and professional lives.  How we handle problems makes...

The Critic

The Critic

The Critic We all have critics. Those people who look only at our faults.  That’s what critics do; they look for the negative.  Critics are usually not in the arena themselves because it consumes too much time.  They play it safe, no fear of failure, no fear of...

Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload “Dad, your inbox is completely overloaded.  How do accomplish anything?” my daughter screeched when she borrowed my computer. My daughter is very organized and detail oriented. Usually, this describes me, but I had let my email inbox get out of control....

Make Learning Part of Your DNA

Make Learning Part of Your DNA

If you want to be the best version of yourself, don’t stop learning. If you do not continue to learn, the world will pass you by.  One of the top ten traits of a highly effective leader is to be a lifelong learner.  John F. Kennedy wrote, “Leadership and learning are...

Distractions: Stop Being Robbed

Distractions: Stop Being Robbed

Distractions are robbing you of valuable time and productivity. Focus has never been more important—yet harder to attain. Consider all the ways distractions are attacking you at home, school or work. Recognize these dangers and learn to control your attention. Do...