How is your week going? No, really. How is it going? On a scale from “Calm waters, smooth sailing” to “Rough Chop” to “Gale” to “Tempest”, how effectively are you sailing through your week? Chances are that most of you—most of the time—will say, “Gale,” “Tempest,” or “What word do you have for something worse […]
How Long Does it Take? How long does it take… …to turn around the culture of an organization? …to find your ideal career? …to reform a criminal, change the dynamics in your family, turnaround a business, change a habit? achieve peace in the land,or have balance and satisfaction in your life? Months? Years? Lifetimes? Strings […]
There’s a revolution afoot. It is big. It is global. And it’s going to change everything, for the better. You can not join this revolution. There is nothing to join. No leaders, no organization, no followers, no enemies. But you can be this revolution. The power of this revolution lies within you and everyone else. […]
There are two types of thinking: logical and poetic. And we desperately need more poetry if we want to succeed doing our good work. Let me explain.
“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character…” –Stephen R. Covey We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle You’ve been there before, I’m sure; we all have. You want to […]
Here’s a quote from William Henry Channing who lived in the heart of the 19th century. Funny how some things still resonate decades–even more than a century–later.
Following up my post about classic business books, here are my picks for excellent sources of career inspiration. These help one get over the main, faulty assumptions about jobs and careers that strangle would-be pursuers of their passions and life work. What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles. This perennial is popular for a […]
Read the cover story of the May 2005 issue of Fast Company: Change or Die. When you read that changing people’s behavior is difficult–really, really difficult–are you more shocked or are you more relieved? As a leader, do you see this as sad news or is it justification of what you’ve always known? Either way, […]
How do you find and land a great job? A great job is one that suits you, rewards you, lets you offer your best to the world…and pays the bills! There are many paths to landing a great job. The one I’ve outlined works well and is more likely to get you a great job. […]
Pause for a moment and fill in the blank: The world would be a better place if only ____.