The 2 Most Important Words In A Leader’s Vocabulary

Here’s the thing, as leaders we’re constantly required to be forward focused. Where are we going? What’s next? What do we need? All that jazz is part of what makes a leader – well, a leader… But sometimes – we’re SO focused on tomorrow that we forget to acknowledge what was accomplished today, or even more importantly WHO contributed. The … Read More

3 REALLY HARD & DIFFICULT To Do Tips To Deal With Discouragement!

I reckon that if we all got in a room together and I asked, “Who here has ever felt discouraged?” – every single hand would go up, including mine. Everyone gets discouraged. In fact, the reason I’m writing about discouragement today is because the start of my week has been crappy. I have had an “I can’t do it!” start … Read More

Do You Know This?!

In the Disney movie Aladdin (which is brilliant by the way) – there’s a scene that takes place in the ‘Cave of Wonders’. Aladdin, our hero – has been sent to recover a precious item. His instructions are simple – resist the temptation to touch the myriad of treasures that are laid out before him, and instead, focus solely on … Read More

The Hardest Person To Lead Is…

John C Maxwell says that “Leadership is influence, nothing more – nothing less.” If that’s true (and I think it is) then those of us that aspire to be great leaders need to recognize one very important fact: People rarely open themselves up to the influence of people they don’t respect. In other words, you can’t be an effective leader … Read More

Say ‘No’ to Perfect

“Practice makes perfect.”  It’s a saying we’re all familiar with, and if you had an upbringing anything like mine, it was probably something that your parents, your teachers, your coaches would rattle off in your direction at every opportunity – and, as horrifying as it is, it’s probably something you’ve found yourself saying to your own kids; I know I … Read More

Doughnuts On Your Own Aren’t The Same…

  Whenever I watch the news and see the latest story about our societal struggle with obesity I always wonder: “Do the people on TV know they’re being used as stock footage while a reporter talks about how fat we are?” I mean – I know they never really show anybody’s faces – it’s always from the neck down, someone … Read More