Get Clear on The Big Why

whyAre you clear about Your Big Why? It is your purpose and why you do what you do every day.

We can achieve amazing results beyond what we even thought possible when we understand what the Big Why is in our lives.

Without it, we wander and with it, we become like a heat seeking missile never stopping until we strike the target.

Here are four reasons why it is important for us to get clear on the Big Why: Read more

Four Reasons Leaders Hold Themselves Accountable

leadersIs accountability ever an issue with you or your organization?

It usually is in most companies and at one time or another for most of us.

One action that drives most people crazy is when a leader is unwilling to be accountable for their actions and decisions. However, when leaders hold themselves accountable and accept responsibility for a situation they make a significant impact on those around them.

Here are four reasons to hold yourself accountable: Read more

Five Ways to Overcome Fear

fearFear does not stop death…it stops life

Are you ever paralyzed by fear? I know I have been fearful enough over a goal, a relationship or a situation to stop in my tracks and do nothing.

If we can learn to deal with fear and overcome it, then we can make progress on our goals and create deeper relationships with people.

Here are a few thoughts about fear that can help us move forward instead of standing still: Read more

The Value of Saying No

NoDo we ever have trouble saying “no”? I know that I have in the past and the older I get the more I realize how important it is for me to say no to certain requests.

Our time is limited and if we are to accomplish what we were meant to do on this earth then there are times that we must say no.

All of us have more requests coming at us daily than we can do. Is your to do list finished?

If it is then you do not need to say no, but if it is not then here are some reasons to say no more often to requests from others: Read more

Winning at Execution

post-it maniaDo goals and plans fail more due to strategy or execution? Execution is the primary reason why most plans fail. We are taught in school how to create strategy but most of the time devoted to reaching a goal is done in executing the plan, and we are not taught good methods of execution. If we want to make progress we need to focus on a good process for execution and establish it upfront with our team.

Here are a few ideas to help you with winning at execution and increase the percentage of time you reach your goals: Read more

How to Make the Right Hire the First Time

the right hireMaking a bad hire can be incredibly expensive—not only do you end up spending recruiting and training money on someone who’s not going to work out over the long haul, but it’s also expensive when you think about the opportunity cost.

What could you have been doing with your time had you not been investing it in an employee who wasn’t a good fit for you and your organization?

That’s why it’s so essential to make the right hire the first time.

This is arguably one of the most important things you can do for your organization.

Imagine having staff on hand who will not just get the job done, but will also surprise you by doing the job better than you would have done it yourself? That’s every manager’s dream. But how do you make the right hire? Read more