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Chicken or the Egg?

What came first? The chicken or the egg? What came first? Happy people because they work for great company, or a great company because the people bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm with them every day to work? I contend…

Recalibrate Your Heart

The older I get, the more I realize how simple life is. Everything hinges on one relationship, my relationship with God. If you're not a believer, then this story is not for you. I'm sorry, about that. If you are,…

Fear and Love

At the root of anything that holds us back is fear. Take an inventory of the top 3 things you want to do, but aren't doing. Write them down. Ask yourself why aren't I doing them? Write those answers down.…

Leadership and Happiness

I read a great piece this week on The Black Swan Group's blog, The Negotiation Edge. In an article titled, How Leadership Failure Can Look Different Than You Might Think, Derek Gaunt concludes: Great leaders are driven by Tactical Empathy.…

The Model

Outcomes are fickle things. They aren't always guaranteed by our work and are out of reach from our direct control. We tend to stress about them because they are a measure by which we are judged. Opinions are formed whether…

My People

"I heard you had one-on-ones with my people," my colleague said in a slightly stern tone. "I'm sorry. They weren't one-on-ones. I thought you were aware of the 'listening tour'. Sally and I have committed to visiting all of our…

The Eyes of Your Heart

Would you like better relationships? Have a more satisfying career? Live a more purposeful life? Then go see a Heartometrist, a specialist that diagnoses defects in empathy in order to prescribe corrective spiritual lenses. Most of us go to an…

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