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Breaking Barriers & Raising Ceilings!

While the changes around you come fast and frequent, you might not adapt to them with the same sense of urgency or speed. While a key to your successful adaptation to change is physical—the actions you take because of change—it’s first mental—your mindset. You and I may look at the…

1,000X

I’m listening to the first episode of the Exponential Wisdom podcast and heard an absolutely astounding prediction. In the next decade, we’ll see a 1,000X (AKA 100,000%) increase in information, an important measure of change. The hosts, Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan, went on to predict that same would happen…
old habits

How I Changed an Old Habit and Improved my Life

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” — Warren Buffett For years I worked too much. Although I created financial stability and received recognition as a top performer, long hours deprived me of other experiences I desperately wanted. Even though I…
the power of not knowing

The Power of Not Knowing

Many of us as leaders, especially new leaders, feel we must have all the answers. Some even feel a sense of shame when asked a question, by a client or an employee, and they don’t have the answer. And, despite these feelings of inadequacy most of us have felt at one…

Here’s To The Crazy Ones…

As my regular readers know, I collect quotes, share them here and on my website. Typically I publish one quote a month, but this month you get a bonus quote. In the last few weeks, I have been writing about listening. The quote below from Steve Jobs is a wonderful…
How to Stay Authentic Under Pressure

How to Stay Authentic Under Pressure

First, you have to understand yourself, because the hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself…but, as long as you are true to who you are, you can cope with the most difficult circumstances that life presents. Bill George. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership Being authentic is…
marketing

Using Influence Mapping To Optimize Marketing ROI

The two hottest topics in marketing today are "Social Marketing" and "Marketing ROI." In this paper, you will see how understanding the true nature of Social Marketing points to a methodology — Influence Mapping — that provides marketing managers with a means to optimize their Marketing ROI. "Social Marketing is…
Niagra Falls

You Have More Power Than You Think

The other day, after speaking to a great audience nearby, I stopped by the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and took the picture below. It was a windy 33-degree day and you could see the huge ice accumulations on the edges of The Falls. I'd been there at other times…
feedback

The Hard Gift of Feedback

Feedback is a gift. It is an opportunity for personal development and ultimately leadership development. And, it is hard; Very hard. Not sure which is harder, giving feedback or accepting it. Recently I was with a small group of Vistage Chairs, several of us long-tenured, and we were discussing this…
Distractions

Killing Those Killer Distractions

A few months ago, I wrote about how autonomous vehicles (AKA self-driving cars) would usher in countless new behaviors such as enjoying a glass of wine during the ride home from work. It turns out that most of us, 71% according to AT&T, are already doing the equivalent of drinking…
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