Archive for June, 2009

do something

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -Lena Horne

Take action This has been a tough week.  On Tuesday, I received the following email:

My boss is about to lose his machine shop and I was wondering if their is anything that can keep this from happening. It is a small family owned business and he treats his employees like family. He is in major debt with vendors, the IRS    Read More

the passing of an icon, a legacy of love

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
-From "The Man in The Mirror"

Michael jackson Like the rest of the world, I am in shock and in mourning over the passing of Michael Jackson and yes, I have shed a few tears over the combination of brilliance, beauty and tragedy that marked his life.  I have to tell you though    Read More

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue.
 It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

-Peter F. Drucker

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself." 

-thomas j. watson sr

 

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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is your business going the way of the dinosaur?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Dinosaurs The other day I held a consult for a potential client who - if he does nothing differently - will be extinct by the end of 2009, if not before. 

His story:  He began a recruiting company well over 10 years ago and created a strong, specialty niche for agencies needing associates with IT skills and a top secret clearance.  It was great at the time.  The only problem if any,  was that he was the third party supplier and never had the direct    Read More

happy fathers day

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Fathers day To all the dads out there, we wish you a wonderful Fathers Day and thank you for the indispensable role you play in shaping our future leaders.

You (and your children) were born to be great.

YES, you can!

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reinventing yourself

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Job seeker You have just been laid off - possibly for the second or even third time.  You're tired of being h-e-r-e...starting over...wondering "why you" again and what to do next.

If you are in a contracting industry such as real estate, housing construction, auto manufacturing or finance, you may even be forced to reconsider what it is you want to do for a living. 

The bad news:  Losing a job can be devastating.

The good news: Finding a new career can be a really great opportunity to reinvent    Read More

living in tiger’s world

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Tiger bay hill 2009 Most people who know me would tell you that I'm not the loudest kid in the crowd -

....except when it comes to sports.

And I can guarantee you that NO ONE whooped louder when Tiger sank that 16-footer on the 18th hole at Bay Hill earlier this year!  Loud - on my feet - the whole enchilada.

Does it GET any better than that?!?!

What I absolutely love about Tiger is his unwavering focus.  He takes absolute accountability and responsibility for everything    Read More

mr. toads wild ride

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Mr. toads wild ride Some days it seems I wildly scramble from one task to another.  Despite my plans for the day, unexpected phone calls, emails or otherwise "quick" tasks seem to scuttle my intentions faster than you can say "Titanic".  

I'm pretty good at having these kinds of days be the exception and not the rule but in today's fast paced world, I am realizing that it is easier and easier to spend time spinning in the urgent while putting off time for what's important.  At least    Read More