In my #1 Best Selling Book, The Significance Factor, the reader gets to journey through an assessment of personal values, the way one leads, and what makes for success.
The assessment of personal success is often a moving target.
What you thought would make you a success 20 years ago seems like such a meager objective now. We, therefore, need to look to our future.
Think about a time that you wanted to be noticed for the work you did, the thoughts you had, or the thing you created. Getting a virtual parade and “likes” is great! It feels good. And, it’s a way to measure how far your message is moving. The thing is, for some, the “likes” become the objective. Influencers often seek likes as a measure of success.
For me, success can be measured not by what you’ve gained, but by what you’ve given. Not by how many likes you’ve gotten, but by how many lives you’ve lifted.
My aim is to move from...
Procrastination is your barometer of commitment.
The truth is that you have completed the things you truly believe in.
There are things we don’t like to do. Those are tasks and the outcomes are more essential than the distaste of doing the things we don’t like. I don’t like getting into the muck and yuck of waste pipes, but you know what… if the outcome is that I have to run a snake/auger down an outside trap to open a line, that’s better than having yucky stuff bubble up through the plumbing. (Yucky stuff is the technical term, by the way.)
That example is to say that I’m more committed to the outcome than I am thwarted by the process. And yet, there are things we don’t do. We tell ourselves that they’re too hard. We tell ourselves we’re scared of what might happen.
I’ve worked with some amazingly talented people over the past three and a half decades: some organizational leaders, some...
The Language Of Leadership is direct and uplifting.
Organization development starts at the top.
“Well, that’s one ugly baby!”
You would never say that. You may or may not think it, depending on your relationship to the baby or its parents. And again, you certainly wouldn’t blurt that out.
So what happens that personally affrontive language is leaked out across our organizations? In the three and a half decades that I’ve worked with leaders across countless organizations, I have heard thoughtless remarks too numerous to count:
“Are you stupid?”
“This report is the worst I’ve seen!”
“What’s wrong with you?”
“Why can’t you just do your *&%$#!* job?”
“What ARE you wearing?”
“What WERE you thinking??”
Worse than hearing this in the workplace, people say this kind of stuff to their kids.
Reading this here, you may be...
So you’re sick of being shut in and you’re fed up with the rules that we’re having to abide by. You’re an introvert and still feel like you miss people? You’re an extrovert and want to Velcro yourself to someone, anyone, at the grocery store?
Can you imagine what would happen if, tomorrow for example, it was announced that we were all okay to get back out there? Go on, get back to your “normal” lives!
There’d be pandemonium.
Most people have actually found things they like about their new schedule. We’ve been practicing this for four+ months now. Personally, I appreciate that I can be called to do a television segment and don’t have to get on an airplane to do it. My commute is 30 seconds to my home studio. (Google my name and at the top of the page, hit the “News” tab to see what’s up.) I also like exercising at home more than I thought I would. Weird stuff; and there are...