It’s Who Theyy Are That Matters Most

It’s Who They Are That Matters Most

Here is a thought exercise that can help leaders think about and identify the keys to creating a truly great team: Pick any existing company. You will then be given the assignment to take the people in that company out of their present industry, profession, or endeavors, and put them in a business completely different from what they presently do.

Decide what to be, and go be it

Deciding to Go

In a particularly powerful scene in the movie “Apollo 13,” Jim Lovell looks up at the moon and says to his wife, “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. It’s not a miracle. We just decided to go.” Deciding to go is the first step on the journey to any accomplishment. But complacency is powerful. Past success can be, and usually is, the enemy of future success.

Leaders Focused On Small Things

Leaders Focused On Small Things

When I do The Leadership Workshop with companies I notice that people often want to focus on how they can create “superstar” performance or “wow” factors. But successful leaders know that we win customer loyalty with the seemingly small, yet incredibly powerful things that we can do everyday, in almost any situation.

5 Leadership Fails

5 Leadership Fails

1. Lack of Feedback: Failing to provide adequate and constructive feedback is the most common mistake that leaders make. If I don’t know how I’m doing, you’re depriving me of the opportunity to improve my performance. 2. Failure to identify/clarify what’s most important.

Clean the Space

Clear the Space

Have you ever looked in your refrigerator for something that you know is there, but you just can’t find it? You move the pickles, you take out the mayonnaise, you look behind the leftover meat loaf, but you still can’t see what you’re looking for. Finally, you are hit with a blinding flash of the obvious: you need to clean out the refrigerator!

Doing the Impossible

President John Kennedy understood the incredible power of simplicity and focus, and he used it to help drive the United States of America to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal – putting a man on the moon. In the early 1960’s, for reasons involving the need for progress and the pressures of the cold war with Russia, President John Kennedy and his advisors determined that accomplishing the goal of putting a man on the moon should become a priority for our nation.