Archive for January, 2010

you HAVE to watch this Will Smith video!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010


"The fastest way to mediocrity is trying to be realistic"  -- Will Smith

I am an unabashed Will Smith fan. There has always been something special about the way he carries himself, the way he shows up that says, "This guy is special." ---- and now I have a little more insight as to WHY.

Few things leave me almost speechless but the depth and clarity of this clip is truly inspiring.  If you don't do anything else today, WATCH THIS VIDEO CLIP.  Hopefully, it will bring you inspiration beyond today.....

You were born to be    Read More

how many of these leadership mistakes are you making?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Mistakes As a leader, you do the best job you can.  If you are like most, you have an ideal leadership style and an actual one.  Unfortunately, our quest to get the mission accomplished combined with numerous daily fires often have us often falling short of the ideal and what's left behind - the actual, lends itself to committing some of the most basic (and non-basic) of leadership errors.  For example, how often do you knowingly overload a star performer?  We expect star performers    Read More

acknowledging fallability as a strength

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

"Self-awareness means having a deep understanding of one's emotions, strengths, weaknesses, needs and drives."

Selfaware sunset Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence.  Without it, all other learning becomes purely superficial.  We must understand that our success in business is predicated on others perceptions of who we are and how they experience what we say or do combined with our ability to assess our environment, our performance, our drivers and our emotions in order to accurately engage with and increase effectiveness with those around    Read More

is emotional intelligence hype or reality?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

EI headAt Leadership on Speed LLC, our "raison d'etre" is to support business success at all levels through a core understanding of how individuals "show up" and are experienced in the work place - in other words, one's level of self-awareness.  From a place of self-awareness, we can then work and train on communication, leadership, integrity, interpersonal skills and a host of commonly called "soft skills" that are not simply important, but critical to long-term success, in business and in life.

Interestingly enough,    Read More

creating an amazing 2010: the carrot and the stick

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Take action Well 2009 is  officially over. Done. Finito!

So now the question for you is: What will you create in 2010?

Let me first tell you that I'm not a "resolutions girl".  They're cute.  They're fun.  And if they work for you great.  But resolutions are often initiated out of some sense of "have to".  You know what I mean....

I have to lose 20 pounds.

I have to quit smoking.

I have to spend more time with my family.

Now let me ask you, does    Read More