The Times They Are A-Changin’

In 1964, Bob Dylan recorded a song called “The Times They Are A-Changin’”. In the liner notes of the album, Bob Dylan said: “This was definitely a song with a purpose. I wanted to write a big song, with short concise verses that piled up on each other in a hypnotic way.” I’m taking a […]

What Are You Selling?

What are you selling? There is a great quote from a Harley Davidson executive who talked about what Harley Davidson was selling. He said, “what we sell is the ability for a forty year old accountant to dress in black leather and ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him.” That’s a […]

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 […]

Success Is Temporary

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The Simple Formula For A Flourishing Business

Here is a simple yet powerful question. Are you flourishing as a leader? I ask because there is a simple formula my most successful clients use to achieve accelerated results. It goes as follows: 1. Flourishing businesses have flourishing patients/clients/customers. 2. Flourishing customers are created by flourishing employees. 3. Flourishing leaders create flourishing employees. As […]

Does Your Project Matter?

Photo courtesy of iStock Photo Unfortunately, projects have earned a bad rap lately. Some projects are cumbersome and lumbering. They involve people who view the project as a time suck and in turn lack the creativity and enthusiasm for doing meaningful work. Or, projects can be a vehicle for doing meaningful, fun and transformational work. […]

Mindset is not just for athletes, academics and cave dwelling mystics

Having a positive mindset allows you to be significantly more successful in virtually any endeavor you choose to participate in. If you bring a positive mindset to your leadership, you will infuse stronger beliefs about what is possible, instill hope that the work you and others undertake will be beneficial and create optimism about the […]

Why We As Americans Need A More Global Perspective

Last week I attended a lecture about Syria and the Middle East. The lecture was delivered by Rev. David Nazar, SJ who was recently appointed by Pope Francis to be the Rector of The Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. The Oriental is a Catholic funded University that teaches Eastern Christianity to people of all faiths […]

The 3 Steps To Taming Your Calendar

The world of work for many of the readers of my blog has become overwhelming. It became evident in my recent blog survey where readers unanimously said they were experiencing the following: 1. A never ending to-do list that leaves them overwhelmed, overworked and feeling unproductive. 2. Not enough time to think clearly about how […]

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 […]