How to Handle Criticism

How to Handle Criticism

Today we live in a world of critics. It can be at work, at home, or on social media.   There is nothing unnatural about criticism. If you are a leader, it comes with the territory.   I want to offer what I would like to consider the best and most creative...
How To Defeat “If Only”

How To Defeat “If Only”

Most likely, we have all used the words “If Only.”  If only I had applied myself in college. If only I would have stayed married. If only I had saved more money. If only I would not have made that decision. How do we defeat “If Only?” Three Weapons to Defeat “If Only”...
Personal Philosophy of Life

Personal Philosophy of Life

What is a Personal Philosophy? It can be guiding principles or a guiding statement that informs what you think, say, and do.   It is not your Purpose Statement.    My Purpose Statement: To encourage and empower others to live, lead, and finish well.  ...
Mindset Outperforms Skill Set

Mindset Outperforms Skill Set

Mindset outperforms skillset with only a few exceptions.  A global survey was done of employers, and 96% chose mindset over skill set. Also, you are three times more likely to get or keep a job because of mindset rather than skills alone. An example is an employee I...
A Group of People We All Need

A Group of People We All Need

Have you ever heard the expression “Personal Board of Directors?” Several times in the Bible, Proverbs says we need a “Multitude of Counselors.”  In my forty-plus years of leading organizations, I learned by experience that this is the truth! But unfortunately, in my...