Category Archives for "people"

How to Stop Fitting In, and Start Winning More

I think we should all stop trying to fit in and be more true to ourselves. But don’t mistake being yourself and being unique with permission to be obnoxious. That would be missing the point. We can embrace our uniqueness while also being fully responsible for the impact we have on others. Here’s how…

Personal Strategic Planning

At the end of the year, we turn inward and consider New Year’s Resolutions. This reflection can be powerful, but let’s face it, it is often superficial. Life isn’t about losing another 10 pounds, running a marathon, or finally learning how to play the guitar. While those things might bring you a measure of satisfaction, they are not life altering.

How Purpose is Suppressing Your Results

For so many it is very hard to deliver a clear answer on what their purpose is. The Why of your work is a very powerful thing that can attract, engage, and retain the best people and customers. It can be a huge competitive advantage.

Finding Time for Everything, Time Secrets of Powerful Teams

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People tells us that we need to focus on important things before the urgent things. We are all waiting for that elusive, magical moment when we have more time, when things get easier, when today’s crisis is over and done with. That is a fantasy that is never going to happen.

Paint a Big Vision and Execute It

Brian Scudamore and I discuss the process of how he comes up with big vision ideas and how he’s able to get his team to execute them. Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of 1-800-Got-Junk? and has been running the company since 1989.

The App That Gets Your Team Aligned

“How do I know if my employees’ priorities align with the organization?” This is a question Andy Bailey gets asked a lot. When an entire company is aligned around a few top priorities, each person on the team understands how his role fits into the bigger picture of the organization’s goals. And the company hits its goals a lot more often.