Archives for October 2013

The three strategies I learned from my Scottish parents about never giving up

Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/AnsonLu My mother and father were not quitters. They were tenacious as hell and exemplified the Winston Churchill admonition to never, never, ever, ever, ever give up. Both my mother and father instilled in me the same tenacity. After immigrating from Scotland, my father never found his financial bearings. He worked as […]

Living Bold Lives Versus Timid Lives

Living Bold Lives Versus Timid Lives from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. Hello everyone, my name is Hugh Blane and this is the Monday Morning Minute and this week I want to talk to you about boldness. The opposite of bold is timid. And here’s my bold statement for you. In my consulting and advisory work […]

Why giving your biggest problem to a 15 year old makes sense

The video of Jack Andracka is inspiring. One on side is a really smart kid who doesn’t take no for an answer. On the other side is the established “experts” who were blind to the ingenuity, creativity and intelligence of Jack. That was a really bad decision. Watch this video and then answer the three […]

One simple way to correct your leadership vision

One Simple Way To Correct Your Leadership Vision from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.

The nine burning questions that changed the effectiveness of four leaders in three hours

Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/stevanovicigor I spent three hours last week with a group of four leaders. I asked them to list for me the most important questions they would need to have answered in order for them to become better leaders. Here are their nine questions: 1. How can I effectively deal with people who […]

Your Years of Service No Longer Matter

Your Years of Service No Longer Matter from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. Good morning everyone my name is Hugh Blane and this is the Monday Morning Minute and today I want to talk to about Years of Service. I’m not going to mince words. I believe that the number of years you have in service […]