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.  ...
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...
Who Should I Hire?

Who Should I Hire?

In the book “The Ideal Team Player,” leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you should hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart. Let’s break that down:   Humble – being of little ego. An example is someone who focuses more on their teammates than themselves....
The Hardest Person to Lead

The Hardest Person to Lead

When asked what I do, my answer is to help people lead themselves well so they can have a greater impact in the world. Now here is the challenge. The hardest person to lead is yourself, which is one of the reasons I developed my “Life on a 3 x 5” system. This tool is...
No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

The lack of advance planning and last-minute execution gives no margin or buffer. My experience tells me – No Buffer, Plan to Suffer.   Why do we need a Buffer?   It leaves room for the unexpected. Many times, the unexpected happens when we least expect it. In most...