Month: August 2015

  • 3 Things I learned last week 8/24-30/2015…

    3 Things I learned last week 8/24-30/2015…

    Experience is a great teacher, but reflecting on those experiences is even better teacher.  Each week I post a blog stating what learned the week before.  This little exercise forces me to reflect on the meetings I attended that week, the people I interacted with, the actions I took or didn’t take, did I pursue […]

  • 4 Things I am doing today that you are not doing

    4 Things I am doing today that you are not doing

    What day is it?  Come on, you know.  Say it!  Say it!  It’s hump day.  We have all seen the commercial by now.  It is a really funny commercial. So what is hump day?  At noon today, the workweek will be half way over.  Have you accomplished everything you wanted to so far this week? […]

  • 3 Things I learned last week 8/16-23/2015…

    3 Things I learned last week 8/16-23/2015…

    What a week of learning I had this past week.  I not only learned some new things, but I was also reminded of things that I already know. Leadership:  Crappy leadership is everywhere.  This is a whole blog within itself, but I was reminded from a few examples this week on why I believe bad […]

  • Four F words for your Friday

    Four F words for your Friday

    How was your week?  Did you get everything you wanted to accomplish completed?  Did you complete that home project? Get your children back in school?  What about that project at work?  I am sure you had a great week full of accomplishments and milestones.  It is now time to change our mindset and focus on […]

  • 13 Reasons why you should skip Happy Hour

    13 Reasons why you should skip Happy Hour

    It is 4:45 pm on a Thursday.  Or maybe for you it is any day that ends in Y.  But you are eagerly waiting to go to the closest Happy Hour at your favorite watering hole.  You are so excited that it is like you are a child on Christmas Eve. We all have seasons […]

  • 7 ways to make the most of one’s self

    7 ways to make the most of one’s self

    Coach John Wooden is considered one of the best coaches of all time.  He led the UCLA Bruins collegiate basketball team to 10 NCAA Titles, including seven in a row from 1967-1973.  In twenty-seven seasons of coaching he won 620 games.  At one point his teams had a winning streak of 88 consecutive games.  They […]

  • 3 Things I learned last week…8/10-16/2015

    3 Things I learned last week…8/10-16/2015

    Another week and a few more learning experiences that I learned this week. The more we need to do something, the more resistance we will have towards doing it.  Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write my symphony.” Instead […]

  • No more pointless questions

    No more pointless questions

    Do you ever ask questions that don’t provide very good answers?  I do!  Which is why I continue to study the art of asking better questions that can provide me with better answers. Here are four kinds of questions that lead to better answers: Ask questions that show you are listening to what they are […]

  • 3 E’s to getting people to listen to you

    3 E’s to getting people to listen to you

    We can all agree that we want others to listen to us.  At work, when you are working with others on a project you want them to implement your suggestions.  At home when you are talking to your spouse you want them to agree with you or you want them to do something based on […]

  • 3 Things I learned last week…8/3-8/15

    3 Things I learned last week…8/3-8/15

    I am coming off a very busy week.  But aren’t they all busy! It seems like mine are for sure. What I learned this past week… 1. Rich people buy time and poor people sell their time.  How much is your time worth?  That is a good question for all of us, one that we […]