Archive for November, 2009

Thankful For The Future

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Despite the recent glimmers of hope, we have been drinking from the fire hose of dreadful economic news for what seems like an eternity.

It started with those venerable financial institutions. Their unbridled greed led to hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars being gifted to these irresponsible financial institutions, who then repaid their benefactors by jacking-up interest rates on credit cards, all while preparing to pay billions of dollars in bonuses to their valued executives. Thank you, sir, may I have another? (more…)

Stop Whining And Start Winning

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Who of us cannot look back to a time when we were young children at bedtime. We would ask our parents that ubiquitous question- “can you tell me a story?” Ah, what lovely times they were. (more…)

Father Knew Best

Friday, November 13th, 2009

My father passed away several years ago and I was honored to be at his side when he left this world. But as moving as that moment was, it is not my most vivid memory of him. (more…)

Develop Yourself

Friday, November 6th, 2009

It is purely a matter of priority… and focus… and energy… and commitment. Which is why it is such a back-burner activity for most hyper busy leaders. After all, in a business world chock full of responsibilities, projects and activities, it can almost feel selfish for a leader to invest time in their own development. It seems like a perfectly logical and selfless choice to invest your limited time elsewhere. But this is one example where “selfless” is not a good idea. (more…)

Career Sabotage

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Being a business leader is not for the faint of heart. It can be a dog eat dog environment characterized by achievement, competition, politics and sometimes (unfortunately) treachery. I have seen more than a few careers that have been sabotaged throughout my 27 years as an executive leader and coach. Sometimes the sabotage is indirect and almost accidental, other times it is calculated, measured and mean-spirited. (more…)