Archives for March 2015

Four Traits of Passionate People

Video notes: This week I want to talk to you about whether you’re passionate. Passion gets bantered around a fair amount these days in the world of work, but I’m going to suggest you stop thinking about employee engagement, and start thinking about employee passion. Let me tell you why. Passion is the fuel that […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Passionate leaders and organizations have one thing in common…they have an idea, hope, dream or aspiration that has grabbed hold of them and won’t let go. But if you’re like many of the leaders I talk with on a daily basis, you don’t consider yourself passionate because you erroneously think being passionate is synonymous with […]

The Three Steps to Powerful Persuasion

Video Notes This week I want to talk about how you can persuade someone to do something. There are three parts to this process. #1 The first part is that you have to build a strong relationship with the person. Building a strong relationship involves having a relationship characterized by trust and respect. These are […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

When you boil accomplishing extraordinary feats down into their basic elements there are seven focus areas that help you to think bigger and become more successful. They are: 1. Focus on an extraordinary exemplar. Find someone who has achieved something extraordinary and study them. Look for patterns of success, traits or characteristics that if you […]

Purify Your Thinking

Video Notes: This week I want to talk to you about pruning the trees in your yard. Ladies and gentlemen, outside my window is an apple tree that has been pruned over the weekend. That apple tree looks a whole lot better. It had long spindly little branches that had grown erratically because it had […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

If you want to dramatically grow your leadership there are nine strategies you must implement in order to be successful. 1. Rapidly ask for, accept and apply feedback from an outside trusted advisor. 2. Surround yourself with internal colleagues who will tell you the truth about you and your leadership. 3. Find one aspect of […]

A Flourishing Business Requires Flourishing Employees

Video Notes: This week I want to talk about flourishing. Flourishing is actually a word I prefer to use over thriving. They’re synonyms,  but I like flourishing. Flourishing is a good word because you know you can have a garden that flourishes, you can have an emotional well-being that is flourishing, and in some of […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Plan your work and work your plan is a common bromide about having an effective professional life and a rewarding personal life. I agree with this premise, but believe there are three questions that need to be asked in order for you to take this insight and implement it effectively. The three questions are: 1. […]

Seven Traits of a Transformational Leader

Video Notes: This week I want to share with you seven questions that really get at the heart as to whether or not you are a hopeful, optimistic and positive person. This is important because hope, optimism and positivity are contagious, and leaders who exhibit these traits create the same wherever they go. If you’re […]