How to Improve Your Working Memory

Overcoming Personal and Organizational Forgetfulness

Behavior, Productivity, Perseverance, Personal, Change, Coaching, Conflicts, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Systems

I can sometimes be so forgetful that I wonder to myself if something is wrong with me. The next room, the next sentence, the next mouse click all can be no match for my absent-mindedness. I’ve learned though that I’m in good company. Being forgetful can happen to all of us at any age and […]

Two Fail-Safe Ways to Find Treasure in Personality Assessments

Personality, Leadership Development, Work, Team Building, Career, Behavior, Character, Interior World

I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today.  Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines.  You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]

Why We Must Stop Focusing on Greatness

And Start Doing Things That Reflect It

behavior, culture, good to great, leadership, mindset, service

In our day’s work journey toward corporate greatness (even if your work is at home) I find one recurring challenge that is the proverbial fly in the ointment. We the people have to deal with us the humans. It’s like a friend sometimes joked – “this job would be fun if it weren’t for the people.”  He […]

Measure BOTH of these if you really want to know how your business is performing.

On the value of activity as well as results

business building, mindset, activities and outcomes, KPI, entrepreneurship, team building

I love weekends in the fall. Aside from colorful foliage here in East Tennessee, fall weekends give us football! I actively follow two college teams and two NFL teams. This past weekend one of my college teams won. And one lost. One of my NFL teams won. And one lost. According to those outcomes, it […]

Every Successful Leader Has This One Kind of Friend

leadership development, mindset, truth, professional development, mentor, relationships

My buddy sat across the table from me listening patiently, his head cocked to one side while making a few scribbles on his yellow pad as I talked. A project I was working on had stalled, and I was in no small state of consternation about why it refused to find it’s higher gear. Our coffee time […]

The Single Most Important Decision for the Start of Every Week

Working on Stuff? Working Toward Something?

behavior, focus, getting things done, habit, mindset, Time Management, work

This Monday morning you’ll have an opportunity to make an important decision regarding how you will spend your time and attention this week. The outcome of that decision could be the greatest single influence on your overall productivity, satisfaction and results when the week draws to a close roughly 100 hours from now.