Cultivating a Hero Mindset

I had two very interesting conversations last week. One conversation was with a sales professional in the software industry, and the other was with a finance professional working with recruiters in higher education. Both of them were focused on “making their numbers” for the quarter which ended on Friday. Both said something similar about closing […]

3 Steps to Increasing Employee Engagement

Hello Everyone, This is Hugh Blane here with the Monday Morning Mindset. I’m shooting this on the road, so please excuse the video quality. I’m talking with you from the road because there is something that is weighing on my mind, and what’s weighing on my mind is the incredibly low levels of employee engagement that we […]

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership

This week we are launching my new book, The 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: create a mindset of passion, innovation, and growth. I’m excited for two reasons. The first is that the people who have read the book so far have said that it is approachable, practical, and inspirational. For these compliments I am really honored. I’m also excited because this book was […]

Success Is Temporary

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The One And Only Job Leaders Have

Leaders have only one job. But first a little context. The number one belief leaders have about what their job entails is managing the numbers. They have a myriad number of metrics for their job, but it is primarily about making the numbers work. That’s true, but here’s a subtle yet transformational shift in thinking. […]

Three Questions That Give You A Competitive advantage

What Is Your Competitive Advantage? No doubt you want a competitive advantage over your competition. A competitive advantage can come in different forms for different people. For example, if you’re a leader you’re competing for the mind-share of the individuals you lead. What will give you an advantage in influencing others behavior? If you’re selling […]

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

Before giving testimony in a court of law we place our hands on a Bible and declare that we promise to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. If only it were that easy in our personal and professional lives. Telling the truth is not something we can do […]

The One Most Powerful Strategy For Greater Leadership Success and Satisfaction

I want to share with you the one strategy I’ve found that will help you become more successful and more satisfied. Can you become more successful and more satisfied with just one strategy? Yes, and here it is: name and claim your expertise. When you name what you’re really, really good at and that compels […]

An Explosive Idea To Dislodge Underperformance

C-4 is an explosive. It is malleable and can be shaped and formed to whatever area needs to be blown up. There is an explosive idea for organizations, leaders and team members which is also called C-4 also. This C-4 stands for:  Championship Caliber Customer Choices.  Let me pull that apart and put it into […]

Happy New Year

Are you looking forward to 2017? We have finished celebrating the holidays and have entered 2017. You can look at 2017 with dread or with the expectation of multiple resolutions that will allow us to have a better 2017 than 2016. I don’t think that’s the best way to approach 2017. When we do, we […]