Doing What’s Right is Important

It’s important to know what’s right. But it’s also important to do what’s right. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks...

Leaders do Three Critical Jobs

If you’re a leader (or close to one) you know that leaders often wear a number of hats.They do a lot of things – they go first – not like cutting in line, more like blazing the trail. They protect their people. They have their eyes open and see...
Always be Present

Always be Present

In our hectic, often frenetic lives, I think we’re often trying to always be present everywhere. That’s the allure of electronic media – people separated by time and space can be connected. And it can be really cool. But there’s a dark side. In...
Don’t Network Like This

Don’t Network Like This

Bad Network If your efforts to network look like this, you might have a problem. In this view of networking, people and relationships are utilitarian. They’re used and not honored. While you might achieve a level of success using this method, it dehumanizes,...
One Way to Guarantee Failure

One Way to Guarantee Failure

Failure is Guaranteed if You Don’t Try Seriously, your failure is virtually guaranteed. You will fail to achieve every single goal you fail to attempt. It’s that simple. You just can’t possibly be successful at anything you don’t at least try...

A Question of Influence

I want to hear what you have to say about influence. What is Influence It seems like many people equate influence with popularity – and popularity can certainly be part of influence.  Online we use tools such as Klout and PeerIndex to measure influence (if...