A Personal Invitation From Hugh

Have you ever been frustrated by your effectiveness and progress, struggled to get out of your own way or found yourself beaten by people with less talent and skill? If you have, you’re not alone. In fact, I felt the same way for decades. It was so extreme, and my fear of not being good […]

Three Must-Do Steps for Delivering Positive Feedback

I know you’re busy. You have a long list of important and strategic priorities continually calling you. And, most days, you feel overwhelmed and over-scheduled. One of your priorities is to deliver positive feedback. And with good intentions, you’ve likely said to an employee “great job on the Phoenix Project.” While the intention of your […]

The Power of Purpose

Early in my career my purpose was rather shallow and self-centered. It was to become as secure as possible financially as soon as possible. That’s it. There was nothing embedded in my purpose about making a positive difference in the world. But that changed in 1998 when I lost a close family member who was […]

Goodbye 2016 Hello 2017

There are two types of responses to 2016 coming to a close and 2017 starting. The first is “Good Riddance! 2016 is over and I’m glad to be done with it.” The second is “Bring it on! 2017 holds tremendous promise and I can’t wait to get started.” However you view the closure of 2016 […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

The Five Strategies I Use To Accomplish More In Less Time With Less Stress And Greater Enjoyment I have a lot of priorities. I have client projects, writing for my blog and book, business development responsibilities, creating online courses for Claris University and acting as the head chef and on site general contractor of our […]

How To Increase Your Goal Accomplishment By 50%

Notes: This week I want to talk to you about how you can increase your goal accomplishment by 50%. One of the things I am fascinated about is the research that’s happening in neuroscience and how the brain works. Specifically, that there are really two different parts of our brains; one that’s very good with […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

Belief. What we believe about ourselves and those around us influences us in significant ways. This belief led Henry Ford to say “whether you think you can, or you can’t, your right.” For me, I don’t believe I will ever play in the NFL or NBA and I am 100% confident that I’m 100% right […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

There are numerous reasons why leaders experience lower than ideal performance. When I pulled back the curtain with a CEO client as to why employees were underperforming in his organization I found the following ten reasons. 1. A market disruption that created significant pressure to retain market share but without a clear strategy for doing […]