Archive for the authentic Tag

Leadership Clarity

You own an American football team. Your team has 11 players on the field on both offense and defense. It’s value is about $1 billion, but it could be more. Here’s why it’s not; Your team is in disarray: Only 4 of 11 players know which goal is theirs Only 2 of 11 care Only 2 of 11 know what position they play and what Read More...

Preface to Life Mastery: The Fully Functional Life!

Life takes on a journey. Some attempt to precisely plan their journey. Some well-meaning parents have a plan for every step of their child’s life, as if they’re able to see the future. Many others leave their child’s future to just happen as it will. Of course, those are the extremes and there are many variations in-between. One thing we know for absolute surety and Read More...

Managing Your Mind Through Facilitated Neuroplasticity

When you think back to Napoleon Hill, William James, Dale Carnegie and, in more recent times, Zig Ziglar, Wes Brown, Jim Rohn, and Tony Robbins; What were (and are) they trying to do? Robbins consistently speaks of changing your “State”, the way you are thinking and feeling. Viktor Frankl said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human Read More...

Low Performers: Punishment or Support?

When you manage or lead people, you know to expect that things won’t always be sunshine and roses. Your role requires you to lead, motivate, and inspire to get the results your company wants. Your role also requires you to be involved when people aren’t performing well. In my experience, most managers and leaders have been taught to enforce consequences upon low or non-performing people. Read More...

Leading Into the Unknown – Part II

In the first post about Leading into the Unknown, I discussed three areas where leaders must excel; being authentic, having physical and psychological stamina, and being adaptable in their thinking. Now, consider three more areas that are imperative for leaders to flourish in today’s ever-changing world. The ability to inspire – The days of positional power is quickly fading away, just like the red “Power Read More...

Results: Next Generation Methodologies

I’d like you to remember a time when a boss told you what to do. They gave you a command, a directive. This person told you what they wanted, when they wanted it by, and how to do it in detail. And, this person told you that if you didn’t accomplish the order by the time they wanted it and in the way they wanted Read More...

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

If you took the brief assessment from my last blog on public speaking, you now have an indication of just how severe you have the fear of it. So, let’s start with the people who have a mild case, because those will have the least amount of work to do. I once heard Cloe Madanes, of Robbins-Madanes fame (http://www.getrmt.com/) say that she used to tell Read More...

Is the Fear of Public Speaking Ruining Your Career?

French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere said, “There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured; such as poetry, music, painting, and public speaking”. Would you agree? Sitting through a poor presentation, whether in a large convention or in a small office setting, can be agonizing! If you’re in a leadership position and desire to influence others, the impact is dramatic! How Read More...

Gates, Zuckerberg, the future of Jobs, and EQ

MSN Money published an article on May 28, 2017 that shared insights from Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg during speeches where their messages were quite alarming about the future of employment. Zuckerberg’s comments came from a commencement speech where he told the crowd, “Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. When our Read More...

Corporate Suicide: What’s the Answer?

On May 17, 2017, one of the best singers in the music industry killed himself immediately following a concert. Chris Cornell was 52. Most people wouldn’t think that Cornell was the prime age, sex, and ethnicity to commit suicide. If you’re a business executive, business owners or well-paid salesperson, it’s important for you to read this entire post. Why? Because you’re at a higher risk Read More...