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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. […]

what do you misbelieve?

March 24, 2010


My wife wrote a post today about ostriches and how tons of people continue believe the myth that ostriches bury their head in the sand. I’m sure at some point you’ve heard of this myth, saw it in a cartoon, or taunted the awkward “bird” at the zoo to take a sand dive. It got […]

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 […]

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 […]

The ultimate connector

October 22, 2009


Life and leadership is about connecting. To make the greatest impact and influence on people you have to be able to connect with them and connect them to others. Though connecting may seem like an easy thing, most people mistake conversing or a fun, positive conversation as connecting with someone. That’s not how connecting works. […]

What is flat leadership?

October 16, 2009


A lot of people who study management or leadership have been talking about this idea of “flat” leadership: a leadership structure within an organization that carries no hierarchies or fancy titles. Initially, this idea drove me crazy; a structure with no hierarchies?! How can this be?! My mindĀ couldn’t get wrapped around the idea of people […]

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 […]