Delegation (Part 1)

In today’s busy business environment, managers are always looking for ways to free up time and get more done in their workday. Often, managers forget one of the best ways this can be donedelegate! Yes, letting others do what we feel only we have the ability to do is sometimes difficult. But, if one is […]

Ten Ideas to Improve Your Life

I’ve provided ten ideas on creating greater successes in life for your reflection and consideration You are always in charge of yourself. Many are constantly looking for someone else to bring success into their life. They don’t realize that if they wish more success, they will have to take greater charge of their life decisions. […]

Leaders Create Direction (Part 2)

A number of years ago, I was conducting an executive coaching session with the CEO and President of a multi-million dollar business. The leadership style of each person was vastly different and was the root-cause of the friction between these two leaders. As I worked with these individuals, it became evident that the CEO had […]

Follow Your Leadership Values

Leaders come in many sizes, shapes and posses a wide-range of values. The first two characteristics may be mostly irrelevant but the last is critical for long-lasting success. Examine with me the values of Stalin, Hitler and Mao Zedong. Each had control over millions but displayed a flawed value system. They murdered millions in their […]

Leading Yourself in Tough Times

As I write this post, I’m waiting for Hurricane Isaac to come ashore into Louisiana and ultimately pass over my home. Although I’ve lived through similar events many times in my life, there is still always the need for one to take charge of personal circumstances and properly prepare for the worst. This is what […]

A Parental Leadership Thought

I strongly believe the genesis of a good education begins in the home. Parents must insist that their children study. They have a responsibility to do all in their power to prepare their child for success. And, there lies the irony of this situation. Parents who don’t appreciate the value of a good education don’t […]

Choice is Always an Option

How do you feel about your life? Is it productive? Do you consistently reach the milestones you so vividly imagine in your mind’s eye? Do you have the commitment to continue working on your current goals or do you feel burned out and stagnated? We Can Choose  The beauty of life is that no matter […]

Greatness in Serving

I recently read an article written by Jean Vanier, founder of an international network of communities for the mentally disabled. I was struck by this statement in her article: “All authority, whether it be civil, parental, religious or community, is intended to help people grow towards greater freedom, justice and truth. Often, however, it is […]

Make Every Year a Great Year

I recently read about four steps on how to bring incredible results into our life written by Jack Canfield. The approach is old but newly defined by Jack in a unique way.   Analyze: We must analyze our life’s activities and determine which pay dividends and which are a drain on our life. Time on […]

We Must Pay Our Way

We’ve created a society that includes those who are looking for a handout rather than a hand up. This is not a criticism. It’s just a part of our current culture. I was reminded of this thought as I was listening to a black retired airline pilot articulate this phrase while being interviewed in a […]