The Mouse and the Snake

The audio below is a done-for-you story you can use to spark a great discussion with your team on raising their level of performance. The use of story is so important when you are talking with your employees. Here is one you can use at your next  team meeting. I first... read more

Leaders no longer with us

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Accountability Gone Wrong

So my daughter came home from high school and told me she paid someone to write here in-class essay for her. My first thought was where did she get the money, and my next was, you did what! Don’t you hate those moments as a parent when your child does something and... read more

Hire The Pothole Fairy

I’m not sure if you saw the story about the woman in Russia who was so tired of her city not fixing potholes that she decided to take matter into her own hands and fix them herself. She has now been dubbed the Pothole Fairy, but has also earned a rebuke from the very... read more

How To Win Your Argument

You have to convince the team of senior executives that instead of launching a new store, they should instead invest money in shoring up the existing franchises. In order to persuade them to your side you know you need to craft your argument carefully.
Which approach will give you the highest probability of success?

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How To Rejection Proof Your Life

Rejection isn’t pleasant. It can anger us, defeat us, make us feel insecure, discourage us from pressing on, and leave us feeling like a failure. But what if rejection never bothered you again? What if it bounced off you like water off a duck’s back? In fact, one of the hallmarks of successful people is their ability to handle rejection. Here are a few important ideas to help you rejection proof your life.

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The Shift

There are a lot of techniques out there that promise to dramatically improve your life; fewer still that actually deliver. Today I want to introduce you to a simple shift I stumbled on a decade ago that has changed the way I approach my life. It’s one of the most powerful tools I’ve ever learned and in fact, if you use this yourself, you’ll be happier, more fulfilled, and experience more success along the way. I promise.

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I Can and I Will

Did you hear the story about Rob Konrad, the former Miami Dolphins football player? At the beginning of this year he was out fishing by himself off the coast of South Florida when a wave rocked his boat and he fell overboard. Because his boat was on autopilot it quickly disappeared, leaving him treading water nine miles from shore without a life jacket.

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Thanks for checking out my blog. Everything I write here is meant to give you practical inspiration to further your journey. Whether you lead thousands or simply yourself, these pages are dedicated to your success.