Are You Working To Prove Yourself Or Improve Yourself?

There are two types of people we have all worked with, lived with and or done business with. One type of person is rooted in the past and prefers to walk the well worn path of the known, the safe and the predictable. When something new comes along and they don’t know how to handle […]

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 […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

One of the questions I like to ask my clients when we first start working together is, are you having fun? This is not a theoretical or philisophical question. It’s a simple question that asks leaders an unexpected question and speaks to their mindset regarding work. More often than not I hear a conditional and […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

Outsiders see you with greater clarity than you see yourself. This is true for both your strengths as well as your weaknesses. For example, with my coaching clients I see their strengths and potential with greater clarity and enthusiasm than they see themselves. The benefit of doing so is that I can anticipate and position […]

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 Vacuum of People Skills and How To Fill It

Have you ever met, talked with or interacted with someone who really, really frustrated you? We all have. When you consider all of the factors that frustrate you about working with others you will undoubtedly find that it is their behavior and the corresponding way they make you feel that is the issue. When someone’s […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom

There is a simple admonition about becoming successful that we all need reminding of from time to time. Successful people do things that unsuccessful people don’t. The people who have achieved something noteworthy or inspiring have a set of beliefs and behaviors that allow them to be successful. Identifying what specifically successful people do and […]

Hugh’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

There are three questions that are central to being successful at work. These three questions are deceptively simple, but carry powerful insights into the nature of your work. 1. What are you doing? This question ferrets out two important aspects of work. Does the role and responsibilities of your work excite, engage and use your […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Today is my 56th birthday. As I do on each of my birthdays I take an inventory of the last year and look for areas to celebrate. What I found exciting is seeing that my beliefs are more fully being acted on than they were in previous years. How did that happen? It’s quite simple. […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

If you want to flourish personally or professionally there are three aspects of doing so that need to be understood and taken responsibility for. They are your experiences, your mindset and your behavior. Experiences: The experiences you have can be positive or negative. They can be out of your control or in your control, and […]