Embracing Accountability

Goal setting is an important component in the process of personal growth and development. Establishing clear and specific action steps for each goal is also a component. When you add the often-overlooked element of accountability to establishing goals and action...

Deliberate Practice is Essential to Performance Improvement

The phrase that practice makes perfect is popular and often quoted in many circles. Practice takes time and is essential to improving performance at any skill or activity. Dr. K. Anders Ericsson indicated that based on his research, it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate...

We are a Conditioned People

Conditioning is a powerful and subliminal force. We are all conditioned beings. It gradually occurs from the time we are born and continues throughout life. Conditioning can be shaped by past experiences of success or failure. We are subtly shaped by family,...

Celebrate Success

Most leaders are over burdened with objectives, which need to be achieved in a relatively short time frame and responsibilities that are never ending. The focus is often on accomplishing the goal of the moment. Afterwards, they are encouraged to move on to the next...

Take Action to Achieve Goals

  Taking meaningful action is an important component of the goal setting process. Goals are powerful but rarely realized without action being taken to achieve them. Many people set goals and feel that the real work is done. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In many...

Connect in a Meaningful Way

What do you think of when you hear the word connect? The first thought is often connecting via social media or some other Internet related platform. These modes of communicating and relating serve a wonderful purpose. However, they often distract us and limit our...

What do I Have to Give?

What’s going on? How are you doing? Please pause for a minute to reflect….. When you were faced with difficult situations, circumstances, decisions and hard choices, when you were in grade school (elementary and middle), high school and even, perhaps, college, who...

Living Consciously (Intentionality)

As you have traveled through life to this point, have you developed goals, or have you merely ended up where any road has taken you? Have you reflected on what you have accomplished, perhaps – fulfilled and unfulfilled – regarding your purpose and/or aspirations...

They Quit and Remain

What percentage of your team members have actually quit your organization, but remain on the payroll? The percentage is undoubtedly much higher than you think. We live in a world where employees are apathetic and the employee engagement level is much lower than most...