Why Separation Is Preferable To Unification

This week I want to talk to you about why separation is preferable to unification. You may have noticed that separation has gotten a bad rap. There are several reasons for that. There is the bad rap that came from the separation of the races in the deep south, and there was the separation that […]

The One Strategy For A Flourishing Mindset

This week I want to talk to you about the one strategy to have a flourishing mindset. Just one, really? What could be the “One” strategy you can implement to have a flourishing mindset? It’s really pretty simple. It is simple in construct but it can be harder to implement because it’s challenging in today’s […]

Say Hello To The Monday Morning Mindset

Wait, did you just say the Monday Morning Mindset? Yes, I did. I’m changing the name of the Monday Morning Minute to the Monday Morning Mindset and I’m doing so for two reasons. One, I haven’t done a Monday Morning Minute in a minute in quite some time. I just find the construct of doing […]

Managing Your Leadership Message

Notes: This week I want to talk to you about managing your leadership message. Ladies and gentlemen, every day, by the words that we use and the actions we take, we are communicating a message to the people that matter most to us. Whether it’s our family, an employee, a key stakeholder, a shareholder or […]

How To Reduce Interpersonal Strife By 50%

Note: This week I want to talk to you about how you can reduce the interpersonal strife in your personal life and professional life by 50%. How do you do that? You get clear about the boundaries you have or need. For example, in my neighborhood there is a home that is getting ready for […]

THE Most Powerful Leadership Tool You Have

Notes The most powerful leadership tool you have available is asking a question. I know that sounds simplistic or even trite, but you have to know those you lead, and you get to know people by asking them questions about what’s important to them. If you ask an employee what’s important to them you may […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

I attended a business meeting this morning where James Murray of Business Cloud Services talked about IT security and its importance for profitability to small and medium sized businesses. He presented compelling, germane and valuable information that reminded me of the three secrets to effective presentations. 1. Compelling presentations start with the results accomplished. Far […]

Why Focusing On Success Is Making You Unsuccessful

Notes: This week I want to talk to you about why focusing on success will make you unsuccessful. It’s counterintuitive, but true. I know from personal experience. I will admit that in the early part of my career I was hyper-focused on success. What ended up happening was my success became the driving force of […]

Your Lack of Response Is A Response

Notes: This week I want to talk to you about why your lack of response is a response. I am stunned by the amount of email that some of my clients get. It can be overwhelming. I know these people to be good, caring leaders who want to make a difference and who want to […]

The Most Important Decision You’ll Make Today

Notes: Today I want to talk to you about the most important decision you’ll make today. The most important decision you will make today is a bifurcated choice: turn left or right. If you turn left you’re going to do something today to bring out the very best in others. If you turn right you […]