Category Archives: Life Lessons

Be Direct In Your Communications And Excel As A Leader

“There is no wisdom like frankness.”                  Benjamin Disraeli As an English literature major in college, my professors routinely asked me to write several-pages-long analyses of books they earlier had assigned me to … Continue reading

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The Surprising Secret To Making Successful Organizational Change

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.                                             … Continue reading

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When Stephen Covey Made Me Really Mad: My Posthumous Apology

Stephen Covey made me really mad twenty years ago and it’s only recently that I’ve come to realize that he was right, I was wrong, and I owe him an apology. Covey, of course, passed away a few days ago, … Continue reading

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The Wonderous Effects Of Encouragement And Five Great Ways To Give It

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”                                               … Continue reading

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The Great Rewards From Being An Empathetic Leader

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.  You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his … Continue reading

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How To Win Your Boss’s Admiration, Right After A Blown Assignment

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.                                          Saint Augustine A good friend of mine, Colin, recently participated … Continue reading

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Why We Lie On Our Résumés

“Yahoo hired him for what he’s done in the past five, ten years.  It doesn’t really matter for someone at this point in his career what he did at twenty-two.  He may have felt at some point in his career … Continue reading

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A Leadership Lesson From Howard Stern. Yes, that Howard Stern

“Not every contestant can be wonderful.” “You’ve got to be up front with people.”                                                 Howard Stern … Continue reading

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7 Books That Will Change Your Life And Leadership

Since the publication of my book, Lead From The Heart, last fall, I have written 49 blog posts.  This therefore, is number 50. Since that number represents something special to me, I’ve been noodling over what would be a compelling … Continue reading

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Your Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what’s is essential is invisible to the eye.”                                           … Continue reading

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