It is so important to use the same language and terms to gain your intended effect! When the intent is not clearly understood by all, there may be significant repercussions. As an example, there’s an old joke about how to tell the difference of each military branch based upon the command, “Secure the building.” When … Continue reading How to Employ the Five Levels of Delegation
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” -- Henry Ford How many of us are actually grateful for the our past failures? Your failures, and your successes, actually helped shape who you are today, both in your work and personal life. So then, knowing we often feel grateful for our past … Continue reading What If You Nail It?
Why Are Commitments to Myself More Difficult to Keep Than My Commitments to Others? I wish I could say after 42 years, I’ve been able to figure out the trick to keeping commitments I’ve made to myself as easily as I make commitments to others. If I’ve promised you I'd meet a deadline, or if … Continue reading Commitments to Self < Commitments to Others?
Grit, resilience, perseverance in the face of adversity, moving beyond mental or physical limitations. None of these words taken by themselves describe the Finnish term, SISU, but taken together, describe the central culture of the Finnish people. The term sisu is a term of pride and importance to a people who have fought and persevered for … Continue reading Facing Challenges? Visualize Your Way Through It, SISU-Style
Several times in the past few weeks, I’ve been reminded of how important it is to keep up with projects, rather than neglect them and attempt to catch up. This little piece of advice, which I heard many years ago, extends to our world both at work and at home. The question is, what constitutes … Continue reading It’s Easier to Keep Up Than Catch Up
Performing Our Best - How to be "In the Zone" This is the week of celebrating incredible athletes. We just finished Super Bowl Sunday, the day two elite football teams face off against one another to determine who will be deemed football champions of the world. The Eagles won, not because of a single player, … Continue reading Performing Our Best – How to be “In the Zone”
Your Focus Impacts Your World Whether we realize it or not, our own personal attitudes and thoughts aren’t just impacting ourselves. We impact those around us at home, at work, at school, and in the world. Where are your thoughts? Are you full of “not enoughs,” or are you grateful, focused on the great fullness … Continue reading Your Focus Impacts Your World