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how to change things when change is hard

April 14, 2010


I just finished the book Switch and I loved it. If you’re interested in changing yourself, the people around you, anything in your organization or anything at all, this book has both inspiring stories and some concrete ways you can start the change you want today. Here’s a summary of the books main thoughts: 1. […]

inspiring words from Will Smith

March 23, 2010


Check out these words from Will Smith… Some Points of reflection: Die on a treadmill: Yesterday, I tweeted this quote by Hugh MacLeod, “If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s probably because he works harder at it than you do.” Will Smith speaks to the same idea of hard work and […]

Your idea sucks

March 17, 2010


Yes, your idea sucks…if it stays as an idea. One of things I’ve been learning as of late is to do more and talk less. Seth Godin calls it shipping, Mike Myatt calls it actionable leadership, and I will call it “mouthless movement.” It’s not always easy for me to put all my thoughts into […]

excellence and leadership

January 20, 2010


On a previous post I wrote about how being an expert doesn’t necessarily make you the best leader. But what if you’re the leader of the teamĀ AND the go-to-person on your team? Sportswriter Bill Simmons wrote a great article today on how one athlete is handling it and doing it well. Check out the article […]

value oriented actions

January 12, 2010


Values are a tricky thing. You can tell yourself and others that you value something, but if your actions don’t reflect it, it really doesn’t matter to you. For example, if you say that you value saving money, but your savings account has the amount in it as it did five years ago, you probably […]

make your life “more than”

November 3, 2009


Recently, I caught the new documentary More than a Game showcasing LeBron James and his high school teammates journey through school and life. Though the movie is advertised as spotlighting LeBron, it’s actually much more about his teammates and his coach. LeBron is one of the best players in the NBA and one of the […]

Happy Birthday Coach Wooden

October 14, 2009


Today is the 99th birthday of one of my favorite leaders of all time. Though I don’t know him personally, his coaching philosophy, his pyramid of success and endless amounts of quotes have impacted my life greatly. His life and leadership have transcended time and crossed paths with just about every industry whether coaching or […]