Leadership Quote: Success Is Getting What You Want…

May 31, 2015

  This month’s leadership quote: “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie We can always count on Dale Carnegie to remind us, attitude is everything.  In his books and in this quote Dale reminds us…when we take the time to celebrate what is, in ourselves and others, happiness is the … Read More

Is It Good Enough?

May 24, 2015

  How often do we notice something, point it out and then regret it later; wishing we had kept quiet?  How often do we wait for more information, or better information, and miss an opportunity? There is both a time factor and a human factor to achieving results. We often wait too long, strive for that final 5%, … Read More

Are You Favoring The Heroic Over The Prudent?

May 17, 2015

  We worship winners – especially those who demonstrate leadership, confront a crisis and prevail. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as the hero did not create the crisis in the first place. But what about those who keep crises from erupting at all? Who are the UNSUNG heroes working for you (and helping you … Read More

Leadership Is Often About Being Uncomfortable

May 10, 2015

  What?? How can leadership be about being uncomfortable? Isn’t confidence a key characteristic of leadership? Yes and…. only a confident person is willing to sit with discomfort. One of my Vistage members reminded me of this last week. We were talking about some changes he is making in his organization, specifically around allowing others … Read More

Entrepreneurial Success Is Not About Taking Risk

May 3, 2015

  There is a long held belief that successful entrepreneurs are high risk takers. In fact, the common lore says, “not only do they take more risks, they are successful because of it.” Over the last 15 years I have worked with over a hundred entrepreneurs, first as a business advisor and then as a … Read More