Focusing on Success

Red Zebra Focusing on SuccessHow to Beat the Goldfish

“The successful warrior is the average man with laser like focus.” – Bruce Lee

This week, there has been a lot to celebrate.  One of my clients and his work are the feature of a book, which has just been published.  This marked the realization of a lifelong dream for him and a significant point of industry recognition.  Continue reading

New Year, New Goals

Red Zebra Birthday 2014Planning Tips for 2014

Ah, the first week of January – the week the world returns to work.  As you settle into your office still slightly aglow from the holidays, you’ll most likely hear the question:  “What are your goals for 2014?”

If you’ve read my blog (which of course you have, right?!?), you’ll know I’m a fan of goals and planning.  However, this question during this week drives me nuts!  (Bet you weren’t expecting that!) Continue reading

Are You a Management Ostrich?

The Impact of Avoidance on a Company.

Denial.  And no, I’m not talking about the river in Egypt.

The word denial tends to bring to mind personal issues.  Yet, denial is alive and well in the workplace.  Chances are denial brought its good friend avoidance and they could be camping out in offices and cubicles in your company. Do you know what they cost your company? Continue reading

What History Teaches Today’s Leaders

 The Inauguration of President Barack ... Photo credit: WikipediaFour Leadership Qualities from History’s Great Figures.

Great moments in history occur when the seemingly impossible becomes reality.  In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood “in the symbolic shadow” of Lincoln and delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.  In 2013 and a mere 1.9 miles away, President Barack Obama was sworn in as the President of the United States on the steps of the Capitol using Bibles from President Lincoln and Dr. King.  Irrespective of your political inclinations, it was incredible to see history being made – marking the progress of a nation. Continue reading