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 […]

The One Type of Win That Matters The Most

Mindset, Winning, Faithfulness, Work, Success, Failure

Without any words whatsoever he caught my attention. The emotion-packed pause in his post-match interview said enough to make me look up from my laptop.  I had not been watching the tournament.  The TV was on merely to catch the news that followed. But quite unexpectedly I was drawn into the emotion of one man’s […]

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 […]

3 Leadership Skills Only Learned the Hard Way

leadership, professional development, business coaching, executive coaching, life coaching, failure

Some lessons and skills can only be learned the hard way. Making sure the projector bulbs work before that big presentation is one. Withholding your wardrobe opinions with your wife is another. Making sure you bring your phone charger on a trip another. There are also a few serious lessons that effective leaders must learn […]

5 Disciplines of Tool Savvy Managers.

work, productivity, practice, perseverance, management, business, Business coaching, career, change, culture, goals

In the classic hit comedy “Home Improvement”, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor is the unassuming though accident-prone tool ‘expert’ on a “how to” show whose main punchlines often involve klutsey ‘fails’. I can identify.  I’m really not a handyman. Changing the light bulbs at the top of our stairs requires – in my experience – mountain climbing gear plus a quick check […]