Create Urgency for Change in a Complacent World

The mind and heart are critical to producing significant change. Change. Where does it begin? With me, with you—because we’re all for excellence until the consequences of improvement jolt us and create discomfort. We talk about change and blame our lack of results on change. We bemoan the fact [...]


When Is It Time to Look at Things Differently?

You can transform anything, but not unless you can answer a few questions and understand the environment. Let's start with a definition. To transform means to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of (Oxford Online Dictionary). If our goal is to transform ourselves, our work, [...]


12 Wistful Questions to Excite Your Imagination

I accepted a friendly challenge to reflect on confinement. I thought of them as wistful questions. None of us will forget the year 2020. Our lives turned upside down, inside out, and tangled with emotion. Most of us know nothing about confinement or forced stay at home orders—until now. [...]


Is it Anxiety or the Compulsive Worrying?

This morning, I woke up full of hope and captured a lovely morning sky. All seemed rosy until I began to read stories about the pandemic. My inherited worry gene kicked into full gear. More people choosing not to social distance, stores opening, new discoveries regarding the effects of [...]


How Do You Build Persistence When You’re Lost?

Finding Nemo is a story that can teach you how to build persistence. In the backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin and Cora wait for their Clownfish clan to hatch. Tragedy strikes when a barracuda invades their sea anemone. Marlin finds himself with only one egg and no [...]


Flannel: Inspiring Ideas to Be Your Best

Never underestimate flannel—or people "Now, each of us has his own special gift.And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you." ~ Bob Dylan My granddaughter listened as I described my recent writing projects. Then she started giving me some [...]


Great Leaders: Are There Any Out There Now?

Great leaders share two critical characteristics: humility and will. This article explains what Jim Collins describes as Level 5 leaders He provides a glimpse of what to look for in a leader and ourselves. When Jim Collins and his team of researchers set out on a five-year journey. The focus [...]

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