Weekly – What Aren’t You Doing That May Change Your Life?

We’re working on the theme of mistakes this week in our accountability group. The mistakes we make, the way we address them and how they have shaped us. Pretty intriguing stuff. The biggest mistake that many business people make – most don’t even realize they are making. That mistake is not having a self-improvement plan. […]

Weekly – An Interview with an Icon

Have you ever been so excited to meet someone that you could barely contain yourself? That’s how I feel about Laura “Peach” Reid. I stumbled upon her by reading the trades and realizing that she was being given honor after honor, so I actually spoke to her over the phone. She was gracious and encouraging […]

Weekly – Are You in Command of Yourself?

To Give an Authoritative Order As a pet lover, I give my pets commands. Sit, Stay, Whoa, slow, things I want to happen when I’m with them. It works too – especially when I’m consistent in my asking/commanding. Do we do this for ourselves? The definition of command is to give an authoritative order. An […]

Weekly – Leadership Lessons from Pet Leaders

Global Pet Expo Insights When you connect and interact with leaders, a smart idea is to have some questions to ask them. Let’s face it, they are in the “know” and they are living it so why not find out how they do it or what they have learned along the way? At Global Pet […]

Weekly – Do you have the right intention for a live event?

As you read this I’m in Orlando, Florida for the Global Pet Expo – put on by the American Pet Products Association and it’s a big deal for sure, especially for those manufacturers and suppliers to the professionals that provide products for pet lovers. I have a very clear intent. This is imperative for anyone […]

Weekly – Everyone Says They Are…

Of Course I Listen! “You never listen!” is a phrase you may have had someone say to you, or more likely, you’ve said to someone. We want people to listen to us. We want to be heard, seen, understood. And yet, and yet – it doesn’t happen all that often. And maybe, usually, it’s because […]

Weekly – Are you looking or seeing?

What is the point of having a good view? I live on a hill. It looks out over a small valley that holds many trees, brush, blackberry bushes that creep and a winding gravel road that leads to the barn and onto the main road that takes me into town. I also have large picture […]

Weekly – One of the Most Demanding Traits of a Leader

Are You Consistent As a Leader? One of my team and I had a little misunderstanding. When we stopped to talk about it she said to me, “You are inconsistent sometimes.” She is right. I am inconsistent sometimes. I could probably say that I am consistently inconsistent but I think that would probably be some […]

Weekly – Do You Have The Right Habits Of Mind?

Where is your mind leading you? In my quest to make sure my clients have the most cutting edge information around anything that can improve their leadership performance, we talk a lot about habits, routines, thinking, self-examination, and more and more – This week we embark on the nifty work of Arthur L. Costa and […]

Weekly – Are You Ready to Revitalize Your Routine?

Six Weeks into the Year – Are You Missing the Magic? The rabbit hole I sometimes find myself in usually starts with research. It might be the quote I’m going to use, who said this and what did they do or contribute? It can also be a headline or storyline that sucks me into reading […]