Archives for July 2014

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Everyone wants to achieve a higher level of performance. Whether as a project manager, an individual contributor or team leader. That’s a given. What’s not a given is an unwavering focus on what higher performance means and looks like to us as individuals as well as to our key constituents. Image courtesy of iStock Photo […]

What are you tolerating that you shouldn’t be tolerating?

Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane, this is the Monday Morning Minute, and this week I want to ask you, what are you tolerating? Ladies and gentlemen I get to walk into leader’s offices and ask them how things are going, and I hear a long list of laments, things that […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo I’ll admit that I had a bad habit for a while. The habit was trying to move forward in my personal and professional life with the predominant perspective being my past. I would focus on what hadn’t worked as well as my failures with a sincere desire to not make […]

Be Distinct or Be Extinct

Be Distinct or Be Extinct from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. Video Notes: This weeks question comes from Sean Ellis at the University of Georgia. Sean asks, “Hugh, how do you develop your personal brand in general? With management, customers, peers or customers?” Sean, that’s a really good question and I think the best way to […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo After 25+ years in consulting and coaching I’ve found that the most successful and positive people I’ve worked with have a compelling purpose for their personal and professional life. A belief that acknowledges that thoughts and feelings influence their behavior, and that through their own choosing, they can be a […]

Helping Employees Become Rock Stars For Customers

Helping Employees Become Rock Stars For Customers from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane. This week I want to talk to you about caring for your talent. Over the weekend, I recorded fourteen videos for a new leadership development program I’m creating called The Transformational Leadership Project. […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo A promise is a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen. There are three people you must make promises to in order to be a transformational leader: yourself, your employees and your customers. 1. Promises to you come first. Leaders […]

The 3 Strategies For Dealing With Challenging People

The 3 Strategies For Dealing With Challenging People from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane and this is the Monday Morning Minute where I am answering a viewers question. This weeks question comes from Dulce Frial and she asks, Hugh, how do you deal with challenging people? […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Having a compelling leadership purpose has two transformative benefits: the first is clarity. It allows you to disregard the mundane and inconsequential events that happen in the world of work. It keeps you out of the weeds and on track. The second benefit is that it provides you with energy and vitality. When you have […]