Archives for August 2014

How to Adopt New Behaviors

Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane. This is the Monday Morning Minute, and this is the minute where I answer a viewer’s question, and this viewer’s question comes from Mike Murphy. Mike asked a really good question. They’re in the process of doing a cultural transformation, and they’ve done some exercises […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

One of the reasons why people repeat behaviors from the past is because of inertia. Inertia is best characterized as blindly repeating a task, process, or behavior because you’ve been successful in the past doing so. Inertia at its core is about maintaining the status quo and remaining comfortable. While there are good reasons to […]

Mastering Your Mindset

Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane and it is the Monday Morning Minute, and this week I want to invite you to a teleconference on September 26th which is a Friday at 9:00 am. The teleconference is entitled, ‘Mastering Your Mindset.’ Let me make no bones about it, there are very […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo Courtesy of iStock Photo We live one block away from Puget Sound. It’s a quiet beach community where the smell of salt air rolls up to our house and we watch eagles and herons flying fifty feet overhead. One day last week, while sitting outside in our garden with my morning cup of tea, […]

How do you develop solid technical managers?

Video Notes: This week’s viewer question comes from Richard Gambril from the University of Tennessee. Richard, thank you for sending me your question. Richard asks, “How do you develop solid IT managers?” Richard, I’m going to assume you don’t want them to become better technologists but you want them to become better people managers. If […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo What’s important to you? I mean really important to you. When you know what is important you can set priorities that are meaningful. But for many leaders, what’s important are their business metrics. These metrics, while very important, are not what drives all of a leaders decisions though. What drives […]

Changing Your Behavior

Video Notes: Good morning everyone, Hugh Blane with the Monday morning minute. Would you like to change your behavior? If you do I have three suggestions for you: You have to wake up, you have to grow up and you have to show up. Waking up asks you to wake up to the impact your […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo Are your employees exhausted or exhilarated by the work week they’ve had so far? If you’re in a leadership position you need to know the answer to this question. I see and work with people who are worn out, beaten down by the onslaught of their work and who are […]

The glorious moments in life…

“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” Gustav Flaubert

Monday Morning Minute Best Practices

Video Notes: In this Monday Morning Minute I’m going to answer a viewer’s question. This question comes from Molly over at Microsoft, and Molly said, “Hugh, can you suggest or share some of the best practices about how people use the Monday Morning Minute?” Molly, I want thank you for that question because there is […]