Why Success Requires Resilience

When is the last time that an obstacle you encountered knocked you down, and kicked you off track? When is the last time you achieved something great and meaningful – without having to face a significant obstacle? The difference between these two situations lies in your ability to be resilient.  The ability to face whatever...

What It Takes to Be Your Best

Being your best requires that you have full and effective access to your greatest talents, capabilities and resources. I call this a highly resourceful state. To me, when you can draw on the best resources that you have, that is the essence of what a “resourceful state” is. The most successful professionals are able to draw...

How to lead staff on changes

How to Lead Change

The greatest key to success in dealing with significant change is to understand that change must be led – it cannot be managed. Managing implies an orderly application of plans, processes, and resources. Unfortunately change is rarely easily contained and channeled with a simple plan, predictable processes, and simply telling your resources what you expect...

What Are Your Contingency Plans?

Have you had enough of the unforeseen and unexpected coming at you? The single most common comment leaders have said is “I wish I knew better what the future holds.” (of course when did we ever ‘know’ what the future holds?)There are ways to deal with the unexpected and unforeseen that almost nobody is doing...

Resilience

Building and Strengthening Resilience

When is the last time that an obstacle you encountered knocked you down, pushed you around, and kicked you off track? When is the last time you achieved something great and meaningful – without having to face a significant obstacle? The difference between these two situations lies in your ability to be resilient.  The ability...

Mission and vision

The Difference Between Vision and Mission

The difference between Vision and Mission is the difference between what you stand for — and where you are in relation to that stance. Christos M. Cotsakos, the former Chairman and CEO of E*TRADE used to have a quote from Winnie the Pooh on his reminder board: “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump,...

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