Category Archive: Appreciation

The Secret to Creating Happiness

Happiness is more a function of attitude than environment. People in the same environment may be happy or sad depending on their attitude. Happiness within organizations: Commitment is fundamental to happiness. Committed people… Continue reading

The Power of the Audience

Three of our grandchildren – 2, 6, and 7 yrs. old – spent the week with us. I kept hearing, “Watch this Poppi.” Everyone longs for an approving audience, the standing ovation. Leaders… Continue reading

The Disaster of Big Mouths and Small Ears

Leaders fail when their mouths are too big and their ears are too small. Listening is powerful because it informs talking. The only way leaders know what to say is to listen. Great leadership… Continue reading

10 Powerful Strategies to Build Your Confidence

(Photograph courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center) ***** Repeating the past in a changing world makes you irrelevant and insignificant. Employing old strategies in new situations tends toward failure. Transition, turbulence, and change… Continue reading

Radically Change Your Leadership, Today

***** The way you make people feel may be the most important thing about your leadership. It’s frequently the most neglected. Relentlessly looking ahead to noble destinations is never enough. Efficient systems don’t… Continue reading

The Secret to Dynamic Presentations

Yesterday I gave my first keynote presentation since the accident on November 20, 2011. It felt like putting old jeans on. Successful presenters create dynamic connections between themselves and audiences. Connect with the… Continue reading