Success, Business, Leadership, & Management

As I continue this series on "Doing What Matters the Most," let's explore how to create meaningful and achievable goals within the various roles that we play in each season of life. Think of a high-level goal for a specific role as a "mission or vision...

Many of you might relate to the need for an occasional day of "doing nothing." The thought of such a day makes me salivate right now. In 2016, I've forgotten what it's like to just do nothing for a full day, let alone a weekend. So...

This topic is frequently on my mind, especially as I inch closer and closer to a certain big birthday. Here's what I've observed to be helpful, both in the actions and activities of others I know as well as my own--and this applies to every...

I recently stumbled upon a new book called Better and Faster, written by Jeremy Gutsche, founder of the TrendHunter idea-sharing portal. The book is geared, in my opinion, toward successful people or organizations who face the risk of resting upon the laurels of that same success. What's needed in order...

  [caption id="attachment_2604" align="alignleft" width="104"] Savvy[/caption]           Do you have "organizational savvy?” Organizations are composed of people; people have emotions, and therefore do not always behave in a rational, altruistic, or predictable manner. Change is a constant at most companies and industries, and change impacts emotions. A large organization will...

If you work in any industry, chances are you spend a fair amount of time in meetings. Some of these sessions are highly productive and lead to great results. Others--far too commonly--are time-stealers, and the chief villains include the meeting facilitators, presenters, and participants. In...

Steven J. Stowell and Stephanie S. Mead write: We can be a more potent force if we will but follow a few simple guidelines that will lead to creative solutions to our strategic problems and enable us to achieve our objectives while conserving our resources. After...

I'm on "staycation," but this does not mean I haven't been productive. In between eating, watching television and reading, I've achieved "resource alignment" across all devices I use to organize the content of my personal life and work. More specifically,the content folders in my laptop,...

The Olympics have captivated the world’s stage for the past couple of weeks. Aside from the politics or cultural tensions that often emerge in the midst of these games, they still offer the best of the human spirit and work ethic on display. These athletes...

As an executive coach and independent author, I’ve spent years thinking through goals, strategies and tactics related to growing my businesses. Furthermore, all of my professional roles of the past 20-something years have required think I “think like an entrepreneur” in order to make things...