“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” ~ Hank Aaron
Have you ever found yourself in a slump? Do you feel like no matter what you do, there is no passion behind it? Are you going through the motions in your work, hoping no one notices?
We all have those times. With our current situation across the globe we have been locked down and limited in our activity for weeks as I write this article. Maybe you are experiencing a slump in some areas of life and leadership due to the quarantine.
The term slump often relates to athletes. I am sure you’ve seen athletic teams or individual players experience a slump. (Just...
The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind,
but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud,
but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly” ~ Jim Rohn
I am a firm believer you can be a tough leader with others if you are really caring for them too. What do I mean by tough? I mean holding the bar high on expectations and accountability. Being a tough leader does not mean screaming, yelling, and cursing at others, which I saw a lot growing up.
It is kind of like parenting. I have been a firm leader of my kids with high expectations and lots of love and care for them and their future. I feel like today my son and I have a deep respect for one another. He does not avoid me,...
What does the quote mean to you?
“We either believe we can, or we can’t, either way we are right.” ~ Henry Ford
We are facing challenging times in our world right now, and almost everything about our way of life, both personally and professionally has changed at least for now.
Growing up, I used to hear, as I am sure you did, “You can be anything in life you want to be if you just put your mind to it.”
If this is true, then why do most people end up so dissatisfied in life?
Research shares with us that 70% or more of people in America are unhappy. WOW!
Why are we unhappy?
This study went on to blame this unhappiness on others… or at least that was my take anyway. It said the reason people are unhappy...
Balancing your home and career can be a challenge for any employee, especially when you live and work in the same space. How do you allocate your time between personal and professional responsibilities? How can you focus on conference calls when you’re surrounded by dirty laundry?
Learn how to set priorities and reduce distractions whether you’re new to remote working or you moved out of your cubicle years ago. Use these tips to stay productive when you work from home.
The majority of people around the world have been quarantined. We've been practicing our physical distancing for several weeks now. We're continuing to watch the world change right before our eyes. The way that we lead and the way our businesses do things are changing on an everyday basis. My questions for you is, are you changing as well; will you exit this craziness better than you entered?
Below I will share 3 checks to balance things out in our leadership.
#1 Check the source of your wisdom - What do I mean by that? Wisdom is everything, knowledge is having information. So, think about this for just a minute knowledge is having information; like I know a lot of things. I bet you know a lot of things. I bet you're smart. You've...
This has been one WHALE of a first quarter to 2020. It seems as if all was going right in the world 3 weeks ago and then the dreaded Covid 19 found us in denial and slipped into our lives. Like you I am a little shell shocked and wondering how we got here and am hoping to wake up from the nightmare soon.
Have you ever had one of those nightmares where you were trying to wake up, but couldn’t and you find yourself fighting to catch yourself or just get free? Yeah, me too! I have had a few of those in my life and I feel like we are in one right now.
However, I do know this. We will wake-up, we will get through this and we will come out better on the other side than we were when we entered this chaos. BUT only if we follow...
Will this make or break you?
After a long run or a hard workout, it is the best time to stretch while your muscles are warm. You have been on a long run, now is the time to stretch.
This is not a report of the current situation, so bear with me.
We are right in the middle of the global pandemic of the Coronavirus. All the experts are telling us about it every day, moment by moment. We are truly getting a play by play!
Every new positive test has become the new sports report since all sporting events around the globe have been postponed.
You will become what you think about most of the time. Worried if you only listen to the play by play.
Life has been shut off for most people around the world.
But, has it really? Has your life...
If you (or anyone) were to plot the course of your life as a graph, it would show high points and low points – turning points in your life. Though we all wish life was a steady flow of positive experiences, success in every area, and easy living, the fact is, no one has a steady line. There are ups and downs for every one of us.
Now the good news is that if you are a low point, you don’t have to stay there. In his latest book, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, John C. Maxwell talks about the value of those low points. He agrees with the adage that failure is the best teacher and recommends we experience failure fast and often.
As someone who is well versed on this subject, having hit those low points...
“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” – Casey Stengel
It’s that time of year again – that time where winter and spring do their tug of war and the local baseball teams don their cleats in preparation for what promises to be a winning season. Each team starts out thinking that, of course, they will be the champions this year.
The fact is, no team starts out wanting to lose. We all want to win. But somewhere along the way, we realize there are winners, and there are losers…and so we have to fight to win.
In my work, I often am called upon to work with teams. Sometimes I’m engaged to help make a good team better....
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” - John F. Kennedy
Did you ever wonder what it would take to walk to the moon?
Atmospheric issues aside, how many steps – and how much time - would it take to walk that far? Are you thinking it would be impossible for any person to walk that far in a lifetime?
Think again – the answer may surprise...