Never Underestimate The Transformative Power of Enthusiasm

Video Notes: This week I want to talk to you about “Never Underestimating The Transformative Power of Enthusiasm.” I was on vacation two weeks ago in Walla Walla playing golf with my good friend Scott May. Scott if you’re watching, I’m going to talk about you and golf. Scott loves golf. I think he may […]

Seven Steps To A Compelling Leadership Brand

One of the most beneficial activities I have my leadership coaching clients participate in is my Brand Audit. Specifically, they answer three leadership branding questions: 1. What is their default brand? 2. What is their desired brand? 3. What is their designed brand? My brand audit involves the following seven steps. Step 1. Define your […]

3 Steps to Getting Really Good at Something

Video Notes This week I want to talk to you about how do you get really good at something. It’s really quite simple. #1. Fall in love with an idea, hope, dream or aspiration. You cannot like something if you want to be really good at. You have to love it! You have to have […]

Clarifying Your Leadership Purpose

Video Notes: This week I want to talk to you about your purpose. To do something on purpose means that you are doing it intentionally. I have found that the vast majority of people do not have clarity around what their purpose is and in turn, don’t lead purposefully, but rather accidentally. One of the […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

photo courtesy of iStock Photo Periscopes allow a submarine to visually search for targets and threats on the surface of the water and in the air from shallow depths. If they are spotted though, the submarine becomes a target and their primary defense is to dive to the ocean floor and take refuge from the […]

One simple way to correct your leadership vision

One Simple Way To Correct Your Leadership Vision from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.

Congruence: 5 steps for becoming an authentic leader people want to follow

There is an aspect of organizational change most leaders don’t know about or understand. It goes like this: If you want an organizational transformation you must first undergo an individual transformation first. Yes, we can all recite the words “all meaningful change starts with the leader.” But recitation of these words does not produce meaningful […]

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Monday Morning Minute 01-23-2012

Limited Visibility

We live in a hurried and impatient world. Why? This morning as I was parked on the side of the road waiting for my wife, a large dump truck drove by with a windshield partially obstructed by frost and ice. The driver, in the hopes of improving his visibility, was leaning forward to get as […]