Attitude – Self Awareness of Choices

Attitude Is Everything – Additional Thoughts “Your attitude today, determines your success tomorrow.”  Keith Harrell My April post on attitude was inspired by Keith Harrell and my own journey with attitude.  One of my readers loved the post, but wanted a...

Heritage

I had intended to follow-up my last blog post on “Transformation” with a blog on “Purpose.”  Instead, I am taking a little ‘detour’ because of an experience last week.  In some ways, it is a perfect segue from transformation to purpose.  I hope you agree. Last week I...

Attitude Is Everything

“Your attitude today, determines your success tomorrow.”  Keith Harrell Sometime around 2000, I had the good fortune to meet Keith Harrell.  Keith was the keynote at a leadership development program I was attending sponsored by the Healthcare Financial...

Transformation

A marked change in form, nature, or appearance, a process by which one figure, expression, or function is converted into another.  From the Latin/Old French trans – meaning “across,” and formare – “to form”. Synonyms: change, alteration, mutation, conversion,...

The Power of Stopping

We are conditioned to think mostly about what we should be ‘doing.’  Certainly, most jobs reward based on what we do.  I understand this.  I have found over time that there is a subtler, and often more powerful, action that is of more value – the act of stopping...

A Failure of Leadership; a Failure of Values; Both?

Lessons of Leadership – A Note to Michigan State University: Remember Penn State In January, 2012, I wrote the following as part of a larger piece on the painful lessons  of leadership. “It is a great and painful lesson.  When we put on the mantle of leadership we are...

Creating Memories

I received a very cool gift from my daughter for Christmas this year.  I’ll get to that in a minute. Now that I am a grandparent, I realize even more how much effort is involved in being a parent of young children.  With both parents working there are always...

Leadership Under Stress

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2018!  As I sit in my office reflecting on 2017, I am amazed by the ground covered, the changes and adaptations that were made, and the transitions that have occurred in 2017.  Many of you know that a big transition for me was the move to...

The Christmas Letter

Raise your hand if your family sends out a Christmas/Holiday letter?  Wow, that’s what I thought, about 10% of you.  This is a bigger crisis than I thought.  I’m being a little facetious, but read on and you will understand. For more than 20 years, I have continued a...