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Making decisions when saying no is hard

Making decisions when saying no is hard

A lot of people struggle with saying no in accomplishing their priorities. Many people and organizations take on projects that do not align with their goals simply because they could not say no.  Let’s talk about how to avoid this problem. Opportunity cost filter: For...

How do you prioritize?

How do you prioritize?

We all have things in life we say are important to us, but our actions show something different. This advice is going to sound simple, but it can be life-changing. Each day I...

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 offer....

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 that...

How Goals Will Propel Your 2018

How Goals Will Propel Your 2018

As you begin 2018, approach the New Year with better focus and more discipline. In my Quest of the Keys Personal Development System, there is an entire section on...

A Santa with a Cause

A Santa with a Cause

A Santa with a Cause Santa Clause is a great example of the importance of having a cause. His whole existence is for others and one day; Christmas. Without a cause bigger than yourself, you will either be self-absorbed or lack direction for your life. How to Embrace...

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...

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...