Our world is filled with people who have moments of greatness in their lives, but when it gets right down to it, there are very few truly great people in the world. In my opinion, Plato, Gandhi and Mother Teresa come to mind, and certainly Martin Luther King, Jr. must be added to that short […]Read more "Doing What is Right"
There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as a woodcutter. He set about his task with energy; the first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The second week, he worked just as hard, but was surprised to find he had chopped only 11 trees. The third week, despite working […]Read more "How Sharp is your Ax?"
You have to do the hard things. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more than you get in return right away. You have to care more about others than they care about you. You have […]Read more "You Have To Do The Hard Things!"
Take a few minutes each day to sit and listen to your spouse, child, friend, a co-worker or a poor person. Be attentive as they narrate an event of their day, a problem, a concern or a joy. Listen without interjecting comments, advice, or judgment. Focus entirely on the other person.Read more "Thought For The Day"
I heard a story the other day that reminded me of the need for leaders and people in general to seek to understand first before getting involved. In my years of observing leaders I have seen many of them jump to conclusions and get involved in issues way too soon. In many cases the wise […]Read more "Judging a Book by it’s Cover"
Everyone knows I’m a huge believer the in Disney Managment Style and recognize that they are the benchmank for quality service. Think about this… What are the keys of Mickey Mouse Leadership? Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in 1928 in the animated short, Steamboat Willie. Walt sketched out what he wanted in the character, and […]Read more "Mickey Mouse Leadershp"